Take Me Back


I do not belong

In the millennium

Of metal,

Cyberspace and chrome.

Take me back

To the time

Of heroes,

Swords drawn,

Rushing into battle.

Take me to

The blood of the dead

Speared through the heart,

The swear of the men

Awaiting battle

Under the hot sun,

And the tears

Of lovers, sisters, children

Who will never again

See those faces.