Terracotta Warrior


Bold, unnerving and unmoving,

Silent sentry holding fort

Grimness, its essence; unsmiling, uncaring

Terrible foe, beautiful solace

It provides with its poised grandeur

Unblinking eyes knowing and fierce

You protect the weakness; my weakness

You envelop me with security, your brazen nature

Defending my softness

Lies! Illusions!

False sanctuary!

Hopes dashed, peace violated

You failed… I've been attacked

Innocence lost, ignorance removed

Bliss no longer mine, slips out

Your consecration shattered…

As you crumble to dust…