This is the End

of a war that lasted

265 years

an old war

and old hates

filled with

bloody battle

after bloody battle

no family untouched

death

famine

sickness

bodies lingering

piled up

like disappointment

no one cares

At one time righteous victory

was sought

wrongs righted

then it was about

taking back loss

than revenge

then a horrible scrabble

to keep what was left

biding time

attacking back

attacking forward

generation after generation

committed to the fight

to keep the horde at bay

a horde now satisfied

with what’s left

is better

then nothing at all