Sunday, August 20, 2017

For Varus, AD 09

We marched into death
We lost our lives for Varus
His incompetence
Slaughtered us

The forest was occupied
By the living shadows
They attacked
Germania arose

We were there for Rome
But could do nothing
For we had no idea
Their fury was crushing

Varus was a fool
But I was one greater
For I followed him
I failed my creator

Now my ghost is pale
The winds blow endlessly
And my form is of the veil
We mistook our enemy

For it was Varus we died
It was for conquest we died
It was for Empire we died
But we never were able to live

Our duty to Rome paid
Never seeing our family again
Our flesh in Germania remained
But our children would not forgive

Our absence