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The Reluctant Soldier: XXXIV

The Reluctant Soldier: XXXIV

Posted July 9th, 2017 by Gracithe1andonly

by *Snow* Valence
in wardly searching

 

Unus:

Rain is silvery- sometimes metallic, like

Chains that wrap the Earth, holding her from the sky,

Sometimes more like sweet bursts of freedom, giving

Hope to the soaked ones.

 

Duo:

Before me, mountainous islands take shape; oh!

I did not expect mountains! What did I, then,

Expect? Loptendu’s wrath, a hail of fire-

Anything but peace!

 

Tres:

Dokigon the Valiant’s knuckles are white

As he clutches the side, looking out on doom-

Destruction we will shed, only to soon see

Our own darkest time.

 

Quattor:

If there is no hope left, what is this fire,

Burning through me, guiding my steps, speaking well,

Carrying on each clever lie I once spun?

This must be destined!

 

Quinque:

I dreamt that I stepped forward into a mass,

A writhing mass of foes, a lantern alone

Serving as my defense. I woke far too soon

To combat our doom.

 

VI:

I have a friend, I believe, in a comrade-

I have shown Megara trust and kindness, so

She will act likewise towards me, even if

It is undeserved.

 

Septem:

The fleet sits in sight of Canalope, now,

We await a surrender, or a challenge,

And as the Shole debate their answer I

Wait with bated breath.

 

 


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