Tribute to the Fallen

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
We have lost a greatness that mankind has had since its origin.

Submitted: July 22, 2012

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I was old, older than any living thing

From a time when men had only begun to dream.

Since men had developed community,

I had been one of them. Yet not. 

I was human. Yet more.

 

The focus of lore,

I was eloquence and honor,

All a page aspired to be,

I drew my sword

To slayeth thee, Foul Beast!

 

I witnessed the rise and fall of civilizations.

Vigilant in their dark alleys,

Defending the helpless, protecting the weak,

Silently righteous, I was

A shadow in the night.

 

Bold, just perseverance

Champion the cause, a living ideal.

Sacrificing life, my time, my being,

For the people I could never be,

A world to which I could never belong.

 

Forgotten, discarded by a mask of a smile.

The world can pretend without me, 

It does not believe in me. So

I lie dead

Beneath the land

That has forsaken me.

I am the Hero.


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