Found this cleaning out an old storage container. Not sure when it was written but it clearly came from a dark place.
The final campaign began some time ago
The foe outside was fierce
but the one within was like fire.
Ruthless the fighting when it commenced,
more painful still the moments between.
For weeks much more than blood was shed,
casualties piled over hills and into the sky
as tears flowed ever and continue still.
But the final play once begun,
must soon draw to a close.
All lost for the one side,
Darkness thriving on the other.
Alone now is the last warriorpreparing within for the end.
“May this sword swiftly release
my life as it has many others.
May the spirit inside escape quickly,
but not with the speed of cowardice.”
The enemy approaches from every angle,
“May the world after bring peace to
this much endured soul.as I depart, leaving love behind,
wondering why it failed to conquer hate.”
The sun dips low as shadows wrap around the horizon,
In silence. He falls.