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Symphony of Destruction - The Second Movement (Black Sky, Red Rain)

Symphony of Destruction - The Second Movement (Black Sky, Red Rain)

A Poem by Undying Glory

This is the sequel to Symphony of Destruction, hope you guys like this one! Once again, a fantasy caricature of wars today.

Symphony of Destruction - The Second Movement (Black Sky, Red Rain)

The flames descend upon the world. 

O'er distant stars, o'er black skies and red rain,
O'er hallowed cities tall, o'er cold, icy pain
The fires of our hatred kindled to infernos
Manifesting themselves in harsh, bitter reality
Watch as mercy turns to ashes within
As compassion is immolated and purged from our very hearts
As the truth is twisted beneath it all, 
We have come to the end; there is nowhere left to fall. 

High upon raging seas and rising storms,
Beyond black frost and stars forevermore,
Behind you the scourge arises,
Faceless beneath masks of dread and hatred
They strike out as oppressors against the weak and helpless
Crushing all those who dare oppose,
As virtues are tarnished and slowly lost, 
The petals falling off a wilted rose. 

Submit! they cry. 
Can you not see that resistance is utterly futile?

Who shall call from within you what humanity still remains?
Upon the ravaged valleys and the lost and the slain
Black tears from oceans deep and rivers tainted
They flow endlessly beyond the waves and ice
Towards our dying destinies and broken skies. 

Raise your hands, tyrant. 
Embrace all that you have done. 

The heavens cry, do you not hear?

The world is broken, can you not see?

The innocent are slain, do you not know?

Are you not satisfied?

And in the rising dawn of darkness
Sweet, beautiful Innocence stares into the eyes
Of her dark, cruel executioner,
Once unparalleled in all her beauty
She now lies in the depths of your vengeance
Awaiting her fate with open arms. 

The blade is raised. 
It all shall never rise again. 

© 2011 Undying Glory

Author's Note

Undying Glory
Hope you guys liked this one!
Here is the link to the original Symphony of Destruction:

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That's the sound of speechlessness.......I need say no more! Well done!

Posted 4 Years Ago

Amazing writing, and i could invision all of this destruction happening before my eyes. I especially love the lines: The heavens cry, do you not hear?

The world is broken, can you not see?

The innocent are slain, do you not know?

Are you not satisfied?

I especially thought of the war torn area's where so many on a daily basis are losing their lives. great writing Undying!

Posted 10 Years Ago

LOVE IT! It's so dark and cool!

Posted 12 Years Ago

very nicely done. the language and choice of words gave this poem a wise voice that needs to be heard. and the story you tell is one that i think many live today. Well done!

Posted 12 Years Ago

What if this turns out to be true...???

Good work...

Posted 12 Years Ago

if yer gonna use o'er i'd say use the other forms from the time period. Don't skimp on the research. Get your thy's thine's and thou's moving in the right direction otherwise it just looks like you tried to be old school but fell short.

The message is clear and the images run in abundance. The move from darkness and blades to the petals falling from flowers are nice contrasts. Even the death of the sun or innocence to the blade of night or evil is very poe-equse in nature.

Right O

Posted 12 Years Ago

nice work...the thoughts within this work mirror the very realities of life within this world...

Posted 12 Years Ago

very good I enjoy this one.

Posted 12 Years Ago

It suits, somehow, your name. Undying glory.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I haven't read the first one. But I will now. This is a great piece. Love the last line.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on January 25, 2011
Last Updated on January 25, 2011
Tags: symphony, of, destruction, second, movement, black, sky, red, rain, war, fantasy, caricature


Undying Glory
Undying Glory

Singapore, Singapore

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