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The Flames of the End

When I fell

I learned I’ll always deal with fools

But never tried to learn their rules, their games

Just my own

I never wished to be alone

But it’s the best world that I’ve known, it remains

Encased

By all the words that I’ve erased

Beyond this pretty, barren waste we call home

In this wild heart of mine it stays

When closed are the doors of our days

When no one’s there to sing the praise

I’ll live on

 

Nothing

Is what’s awaiting you & me

But once we’ve shared the memory, a childhood

& somewhere

Could be a song that we will share

A hymn against the world unfair, where we stood

So proud

Holding our fists up from the crowd

For those who dared to speak aloud, we’ll sing on

We’ll defy kings until we die

With hands tied we will hold the sky

The world will hear our battle cry

We’ll live on

 

We may fall

But we will rage against the tide

With heaven & hell we’ll collide, just to break

Away

& make our dreams shine in the gray

Beyond the dormant side of day, we’ll awake

& rise

We’ll be the gods that you despise

A myth retold that never dies to transcend

Their pointless age-old foolish claims

Every rule in their stupid games

We’ll shine forever like the flames

Of the end

 

Now, so long

After we end the flights of shells

We will meet one day, somewhere else & sing

Without dread

To all the words we never said

To brothers in arms that have bled, we bring

A new age

New stories found on the same page

A way to leave this gloomy stage. So long!

Our thoughts for their truths we won’t trade

Our war for the peace that they made

Our homes for new worlds they displayed

We’ll live on…

 

N.B.

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14 Comments

  1. That music adds to this well penned creation.
    I had to re-read (to savor), great work, much enjoyed.

  2. A battle cry for the ages.

    “We’ll be the gods that you despise
    A myth retold that never dies to transcend
    Their pointless age-old foolish claims
    Every rule in their stupid games
    We’ll shine forever like the flames
    Of the end”

    “We’ll live on”, indeed.
    Beautiful piece of writing, bro! 👍👍

    • NB NB

      wrote three versions which were almost the same.. only the flow was different & i finally managed to decide with the help of a friend.. thanks, bro! 🙂

  3. Your poignant battle cry rings, albeit voicelessly, excepting that the page screams what many souls feel. And then I struggle with what to answer, except I’d direct you to the LORD Jesus Christ. Love you! Thanks for sharing.

    • NB NB

      if the “page screams”, that’s just enough for me.. thank you so much <3

  4. This is a powerful poem, my friend. Certainly this is an instant classic. You poured your heart out on this one. Well done!

  5. Epic poem and great song choice! I’d heard of At The Gates, but never heard their stuff til now. I love the battle theme and the twilight of the gods vibe that it has. Rebirth and battle simply perfect!

  6. Epic poem and great song choice! I’d heard of At The Gates, but never heard their stuff til now. I love the battle theme and the twilight of the gods vibe that it has!

    • NB NB

      the other stuff is much more extreme , & they’ve got some great instrumentals such as this one.. thanks for reading.. this is a part of a bigger story, of course… glad you loved it! 🙂

  7. As Jarid mentioned, you have an amazing way of really breathing emotion & life into your creations.
    It gets me every time.
    I really enjoy bathing in your ink, Poet.

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