Eternal sword

Shining metal glimmering in the fading sun

Sharpest point drawing from a red current

Grace in battle, beauty in life undone

Scoured souls, blackened and burnt

The sword brings balance, Lady Justice and her scales

She separates the living and the dead

Metal and rage clash when words and fear fails

Life is black and white, with a smear of red

The scores are settled, zero to zero

Death shrouds all we can envision

This dank earth will birth no hero

Only more conflict, death and derision

Calm and asleep within their silent bones

Peace and victory belong only to the dead

Why take another step upon red stones

to bear Deaths sword above our head?