I Lay Down My Sword

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I Lay Down My Sword

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


I lay down my sword,

in the hope of a quicker death,

for the long, drawn out excruciation

of wicked life turns me cold,

disgusts my sensibilities,

and numbs all that a kind heart imbues.


To fight is to succumb to that node,

lowered to the shadows behind deception,

where ill is conceived,

and rises into light, unrecognised,

shining with a charismatic glint,

razor claws retracted, in waiting.


What I have seen chills me,

my soul a shudder from knowing,

that people choose this dark path,

choose a life of harm and vengeful rage,

rather than see who they are,

who they could become.


For a time my sword bared the blood of trespass,

I, so fiercely against the flow of suffering,

became the very core of what I fought,

and in that, I died by my own sword,

scarring a soul with potential,

but seeking only peace and a tranquil mind.


Now, the forces of darkness grow stronger,

collecting souls to callous rage,

but my sword is quenched of blood and rests,

and no more shall I fight,

simply remove myself from these people,

in recognition, choose not their presence.


My dreams are vast and vivid,

and life abounds in hallowed gifts,

still darkness remains, sits at arms length,

knowing I will take no part,

but I will recognise its shell, its glorious seduction,

and step aside.



One can only do one's best, and cling to the hope that love will prevail.

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