In Remembrance Of The Fallen Prophetic Hero

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Title says it all.

Here lies the one, whom during his lifetime was called “The Hero of Prophecy”

Yet, the rest of history will call him “The Terrible”.

But that is only because they will not know the real man.

Whom I mourn over on this day.


No. He was not a man. He was just a boy,

Misled by the myth of prophecy.

His ego inflated by the lie of fate.

His mind broken by impossible expectations.

How could he be anything but a mad tyrant?


Even if the prophecy was true,

Then the emperor couldn’t have been human.

He would have to have been a ruler without flaw.

Who but a god could achieve something like that?


And I alone know, that when he came to his final stand.

When all went against him,

He never let go of his sword.

Just like how he never let go of the destiny he wished for.


That destiny which can no longer come to reality.

But will rather remain in the hearts of those who desired it.

And the one who predicted it.

Who now stands accused as a traitor for lying to his nation.

Nay, he did not simply lie.

He dabbled in that which is impossible.

To predict the future with upmost certainty.


And I pray that our hero will find happiness in the afterlife.

For the deities who dwell in the heavens will know of his true self.

Which is to say, what could have been.

The man who could have walked amongst us, had he been born in another time. Another place.


May he rest in peace.

The one who was a villain to the people.

But was a hero to me. 

Submitted: September 09, 2017

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I know not of whom you speak, but I recognize the valor in your words!

Sun, September 10th, 2017 12:20am


Thanks for the comment!

Sat, September 9th, 2017 6:10pm

Bert Broomberg

Very interesting poem. I liked reading this. ( Mind that the last line of the first stanza should be: Whom I mourn over on this day}.

Fri, September 15th, 2017 8:27am


Thank you for the feedback! I'll have to go back and edit that in like you said. Somehow I missed that during my editing stage.

Fri, September 15th, 2017 9:02am

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