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Madness Sets In

Updated on August 5, 2011

Across the towering castle walls

Walking to and fro

The King began to wonder how to save those below

The enemy was at the gates

Pounding night and day

Try as he might, they would not go away

His people lay dead

Strewn across the ground

The survivors stood screaming, madly for his crown

The insidious voice inside his head

Whispering for all its worth

Was convincing the king to open the gates and let the horde come forth

Confused and scared

It all made no sense

Between the voices he heard, and the messages he sent

With a mighty yell

And a crash of wooden bars

He threw open the castle gates with a scream of Huzzah

The enemy poured

Like water down a stream

And in the courtyard was heard many a scream

Deep in his chamber

Alone and facing guilt

The old King plunged his sword, deep into the hilt


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    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Thanks for sharing this hub which I thoroughly enjoyed .

      Take care


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      Binaya.Ghimire 6 years ago

      amazing word pictures, beautiful lines.

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      Carrie Hollister 6 years ago from Ohio

      As I read your poem, vivid pictures flooded my mind!

      Love it!

      Voted up!

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      Sarah Shepherd 6 years ago from San Diego, California

      Good poem, very visual. Thanks for sharing!

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Interesting, vivid picture you paint here, reminded me of a scene one might see in The Game of Thrones!