Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ghosts of Teutoburg Forest

3 Months after the disaster
They still walked
Scouting the wilds
Of Germania
Snows still fly
Over the frozen earth
Where was youth spent
Lives were bent
By the collision
Of Roman arms
And Barbarian guile

So many lost
Buried under leaves
Autumn then winter
The fallen
Kept in abject silence
For none tread the ground
Animal or human
Where the disaster occurred
In the horror of the battle
Both sides were found
By fates falling
Like snow
And bodies
Frozen in time
Their corpses
Except in memory