Demon Blade

Demon Blade

A Poem by The Iron Horseman
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A lighthearted poem about the demise of the Lord Of Death and his demon blade.

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“I am the Lord of Death,” he said,

As he wielded the Demon Blade.

“I've made countless legions of the dead,

I don't know how many I've slayed.”


“Their shades cry out my name,

As they stalk the astral plane.

They are the stakes in our cosmic game,

My sword thrives on their pain.”


The sword howled and screamed,

As it sought to trap my soul.

The demon that possessed it dreamed

Of sucking all life into a black hole.


“Every soul the Demon Blade drinks

Adds years on to my life.

I have learned how the evil blade thinks,

I feed it on chaos and strife.”


“I have already lived for a thousand years.

I plan to live for a thousand more.

I will create a vale of tears,

Wading through blood and gore.”


The Demon Blade shrieked as the Lord attacked,

It whirled, it thrust, it slashed.

My foot caught, I stumbled, recovered and backed.

I twirled, I fled, I dashed.


When I was sufficiently far away,

I turned to make my stand.

I felt it was time to have my say,

It was not to go the way he planned.


“You may have lived a thousand years,” I said,

“But you are really not too bright.

If you had a single thought in your head,

You wouldn't bring a knife to a gunfight.”


The Lord of Death looked puzzled,

As he saw my weapon rise,

He gazed straight down the muzzle,

As I shot him right between the eyes.


The Demon Blade moaned and wailed,

As I melted the damned thing down.

Now it's nothing but pretty jewellery,

Worn by the ladies in my town.


© 2017 The Iron Horseman


© 2018 The Iron Horseman


Author's Note

The Iron Horseman
Just a little something to make you smile, with a grateful nod to authors Steven Erikson and the late Michael Moorcock, who provided the inspiration.

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Hello, what a lovely write up. At first as I was reading images of the mess the world is in came to mind. As I neared the end of the story I smiled for sure. How much fun is it to defeat the lord of death because he ain't too smart. Great poem. Cheers!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Karen. I'm glad your mind works in similar fashion to my own - it was thinking about the .. read more
Karen Redburn

1 Year Ago

You're welcome, look forward to reading more!



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Funny! I loved the ending.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Giggles. That's what it's for - to make you giggle!
Enjoyed the turn and ending of this piece... truly an entertaining tale, with a great finish!

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The Iron Horseman

1 Year Ago

Thanks, Travis. I hope the ending made you smile; that was my intent!
Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

1 Year Ago

That it did, friend!
The Iron Horseman

1 Year Ago

Yay! :D.......
So the moral of this story is.
If you're going to go up against dirty harry with a knife.
Be prepared to lose your life.
Cos, boy, he's packing a gun.
A big gun.
So do your best.
Take a swing.
Dig the epitaph.
Now a diamond 'ring.'

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

1 Year Ago

Thanks, Paul. Yes, jewellery for the lady of your choice, available at very reasonable prices. May c.. read more
Paul Bell

1 Year Ago

Mans worse nightmare. Passing the jewelers.
The Iron Horseman

1 Year Ago

Lol! You got that right! Mind you, once you're past the sense of relief is overwhelming.
Hello, what a lovely write up. At first as I was reading images of the mess the world is in came to mind. As I neared the end of the story I smiled for sure. How much fun is it to defeat the lord of death because he ain't too smart. Great poem. Cheers!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Karen. I'm glad your mind works in similar fashion to my own - it was thinking about the .. read more
Karen Redburn

1 Year Ago

You're welcome, look forward to reading more!
A perfect ending to the story in the poetry. I liked the characters and the battle. Even demon blades must be melted and forgotten. Thank you for sharing the entertaining write.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Coyote. I am glad you enjoyed it. I don't want to encounter a demon blade though!
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I did enjoy your work and you are welcome. A Demon blade. A one time meeting.
Quite the story telling in this piece and I loved the ending but I’m afraid of what the metal next to ladies skin would do to her mental state. Great writing

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The Iron Horseman

1 Year Ago

Lol! Thank you, PB. The melting down in the furnace is supposed to have annihilated the demon, but w.. read more
Poetic Beauty

1 Year Ago

Lol yes keep an eye on those ladies
Quite imaginative way to blend violence & humor! Your rhyming is well-done & the rhythm is pretty good, with the exception of a longer line or two. I love the way you use dynamic verbs to paint this as an action scene. And of course, we all love to see the beast slaughtered. I found myself having flashbacks of our current strife-filled politics with The Chump at the helm! *sigh!* (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Since you're Canadian, I felt it all the more unlikely that you were writing this with a Chump on yo.. read more
The Iron Horseman

1 Year Ago

We have a Wimp instead of a chump! :)
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Good one! *smile*

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Added on December 22, 2017
Last Updated on March 17, 2018
Tags: Death, demons, swords, story, humour, humor, darkness, heroism, poetic justice, satire, foolishness

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The Iron Horseman

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