Distant Memories

Upon the far and distant shores
Through deserted halls and broken doors
Come memories of an ancient time
Where warriors fought and warriors died
And many brave men gave their lives
Protecting homes, children, and wives
Chivalry was not quite dead
Not while men willingly bled
They fought bravely for many years
And their families shed many tears
But in the end they were rewarded
The battle over, the enemy thwarted
They lived in peace for a long, long time
But even the mightiest kingdom must die
So now the broken stone and rusted steel
Covers what they held so dear
And grass and flowers cover graves
Of the men whom this kingdom had made