Shadows in the Night

The nightly curtain crept across the land

Forcing to life all that are under its command

And by its hand, lustful shadows cast upon a wall

As into a passionate love we do, once again, fall

Soldiers, basking bodies in their master's lunar light

A practice field where many may show their true might

It is here that in private rounds longing is released

When it is flesh of the innocent upon which they feast

Enter the ring, a ravenous mercenary with many kills

And by his hand he brings along a squire of many skills

To dual away until altered is the purity of her soul

So that come morning he may say it is her he has stole

But smart was the squire whose sinlessness was feigned

By her body and to it so the mercenary would be chained

Unwise was he as he drew her closer by his leading hand

So quickly the she squire gave him all he could withstand

Long into the hours of their master's reign they battled

Until it seemed that both fighters were visibly rattled

Battered and panting they agreed to a truce

To stay in each others arms required no excuse

Stay like that they did, well into the reign of dawn

But with no fear, for their master had not gone

Wrapped in his curtain of darkness they remained

Safe from the world, their lust filled night contained