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The Devil's Kingdom

A dream cast a long shadow
Against the old man's eyes

Young again
Running, laughing
Splashing by the brook
With a beautiful girl

The world at their fingertips
Bowed down before them

King and Queen
Of a time they thought
Would not end

Before the war

Invasion unannounced
Unplanned for
Then came guns, bombs
Screaming sirens

Buildings falling like
Wooden toy blocks

Calls for help
Go unanswered

Smoke rises
Swirls up into that
Heavenly loam

Searching
He can't find his Queen

The rumble of tanks
Burning buildings
Crumble to the ground
Scorched bodies lie within

Where has this madness come from
The devil resurrected

He sees her amidst the chaos

Silent
Limp
Motionless
Eyes wide open
No longer gazing upon
This ugly world

She is now laughing
Running through golden fields
Filled with morning glories

The old man wakes
A tear falls for the lost
Another for those who go on
Running through the devil's kingdom

Kaden_Malis
Written by Kaden_Malis (Kaden Malis)
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