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The price of Victory

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The price of Victory

Come storm the shores of Erangade
The castles great and grey,
Call to the princes that must bade
Their fleets are in the bay.

The rulers of the land will rise
Awake to cries of war,
The battlefield before their eyes
the piece will reign no more.

Come hear the words of death and hate
They call upon the street,
All in anticipation wait
To hear of whose to defeat.

The ground now trembles from each blow
Each strike is sword on sword,
And with each step more blood does flow
Like rain from heaven poured.

Come see the shore where wounded lay
The mortals of the earth,
There in the waters of the bay
A life has lost its worth.

The arrows fired from the walls
The archers felt no pain,
How many men among who falls
Would never rise again.

Come walk the footsteps in the mud
A soldier left behind,
His silver sword was dipped in blood
Of murders to remind.

The battle lightning crushing down
A storm upon the lands,
Each ruler fighting for the crown
To hold it in his hands.

Come see them standing, princes, lords
All robed in battles cloth,
They hold with pride their battle swords
Believing in their wrath.

Yet at the ending of the day
The battlefield lay spread,
From every mountain to the bay
A graveyard from the dead.

Which ever conquered, victory
Would hold with trembling hands,
The crown that bore eternity
The blood of all the lands.

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  1. Date: 6/25/2010 8:46:00 AM
    This poem has the smell of greatness about it. You need to refine it though. You're almost there keep working on it.

  1. Date: 6/24/2010 3:03:00 PM
    There are so many amazing poems written and posted everyday here at PoetrySoup. The poets here grow with each poem they write. It is a pleasure to read them and I am so happy yours is among them today Rauwolfia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/24/2010 12:02:00 PM
    Great flow in this one...really enjoyed it~Kisses, Emily