I gathered stones and pebbles
For a fortress to build,
Bulwark against the evils of this world.
Having fought them for so long
I am weary, fearing that I have no fight left in me.
My swords I’ve dulled, sharpened and dulled again
Beating back the cruelty and injustices of man
Only to have them retake territory.
This has been the history of our species;
Seek, conquer and destroy our lasting legacy.
So cocooned in my citadel I shall wait,
Quietly, patiently, until the day of reckoning,
Praying for this succession to end.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~