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No Peace.

She laid her once holy blade in the mud,
Raised her hand to shield her eyes from the sun,
To gaze across a wasteland soaked in blood.
She looked for her brothers, for survivors, anyone,
Naught but frozen, lifeless eyes met her gaze.
Thousands and thousands marched with her from home,
So quickly torn from their halcyon days,
To the final resting place for their souls.
For herself she weeps, not so much the dead.
Her price? No release for herself to find.
For such a price, can “This is peace.” be said?
She mourns for the world that she’ll leave behind.
There’s no absolution in crimson tide.
There is no peace where so many must die.

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Side of a mountain,
One with evidence of battles.
Earth fought the cosmos.

Xenolith

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Week of May 18th poetry challenge: a poem with each line beginning with a letter of the alphabet in sequential order

Armies of silver
Besieging the Xenolith, Aiming to
Conquer.
Determined.
Even when there’s no hope
Found.
Going
Hellbent
Into the coming fray.
Jarred into battle, this
Knight
Leaps from his
Mount, and charges down a
Narrow,
Obstacle ridden,
Path. Fighting for his
Queen.
Running on, swinging his
Sword,
Terrible violence ensued.
Uplifted finally, in the
Victory of his army. Surrounded by the
Waste encompassing that
Xenolith, the earth
Yawned. Every soldier vanished in what would have been their
Zenith. All gone.