I See Nothing
The insidious soot of battle clogged the skies,
all around, iridescent embers glowed
amongst the bodies and bloodied blades.
Faces unrecognised were all that showed
deathly grins set these frightening shades.
Is this what itís like when one dies
on the field of battle?
A life ebbed away in a blood-chocked rattle.
The meek and the mighty humbled
By the clash of steel, spear and chariot wheel
Pillars of wisdom crumbled.
And now to sleepÖ
Dressed in swan shift
I chase the morning star
and journey with the sky serpent
to where the dawn begins.
In the land blessed with breezes
through the fields of Aaru I walk.
Reed topped souls dancing life
back into Weary bones of ivory.
Lifted with ease by hands of
destiny to the source I look,
Blinded by light
I enter the corridor
of the gods
then see nothing.
© Paul Williams 2005