Ballad of Shadow

February 18, 2012
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My love rides for the dawn
Of a brand new day,
For lies before him
Of blood I say

Of Shadow,
And what once was
My love rides for the night
Nor sleep he does

He waits for me
In my darkest dream
Of shield and spear,
And sword doth gleam

Hair of raven wing
And eyes lest see
The dangers foretold
Of his love for me

Of sorrow,
And the ends of time
For on his lips
A speechless rhyme

My love rides for death
Only do I bequeath,
Oh hear the arrow
Of a bow relieved

To shatter,
Of bone and soul
Oh how the gilded
Bells shall toll

And blood shall spill,
Oh blood shall spill
And stain the ground
That drinks thy fill

My love shall sleep
While tears I cry,
For only now
Do death I die

Of shadow,
And what once was
My love I weep
And sleep he does.

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iCheeto This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm
I can't even begin to describe the way I love this piece.  It's beautiful in every way, and I'd loveLOVElove to hear it sung :D
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