p class="MsoNormal"In the darkness, dwelling, writhingbr /Far beyond the mortal coilbr /They sleep below the surface, thriving,br /Deeper than the deepest oil./p
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p class="MsoNormal"And in those cavernous depths,br /Those swallowing darknesses so deep,br /They march in simultaneous stepsbr /Below us as we eat and sleep./p
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p class="MsoNormal"The things that come from underneathbr /Should not be brought to us above;br /In that abyss a hatred seethes,br /From a fiend incapable of love./p
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p class="MsoNormal"Plotting underneath us all,br /It speaks of death and hate and /It schemes to bring the second Fall,br /And cast all peoples down to rust./p
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p class="MsoNormal"The terrors gather in the cavesbr /And whisper darkly in the vales—br /They count the stones amid the gravesbr /Where spirits tell their ghastly tales./p
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p class="MsoNormal"They stir mid-dream—they'll waken soon,br /And now they mutter in the gloombr /Of times long past and dreams long dead,br /And what the sickly darkness bred./p
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p class="MsoNormal"No more I hear, they murmur lowbr /Far further down than I may /They linger down beyond our eyes,br /One day to spring their dire surprise./p