"The Devil's Backbone"
A film
-By Guillermo Del Toro


{This is a poem by one of the characters...it is about death.
In my opion it is the saddest part of the film to me.
When the love of one is expressed to the love of another as they are slowly dying...
This is that poem.
}


A poem.
"Stay by my side as my light grows dim...
...as my blood slows down...
...and my nerves shatter with stabbing pain...
...as my heart grows weak...
...and the wheels of my being turn slowly.
Stay by my side...
...as my fragile body is racked by pain...
...which verges on truth...
...and manic time...
...continues scattering dust...
...and furious life bursts out in flames.
Stay by my side...
...as I fade...
...so you can point to the end of my struggle...
...and the twilight...
...of eternal days...
...at the low, dark edge of life."