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Over 1000 Years

Copyright Michael "The Roach" Janszen ©2001

Edited by Suzanne Campbell for The Guild Companion

 

Over a thousand years I've been lying here

under a thousand rocks I have once been smothered

with the change of Šons I cannot be bothered

Each day seems the same, an unchanging sphere

 

The enemy who buried me a thousand years ago

under rocks and earth, not caring I still lived

said, "Ravens will not get you, that's my final gift"

since his death it's been ages, revenge I shall not know

 

It's rare, oh so rare, that life passes by

life, the stranger to my state of doom

awfully colorful, appallingly alive

 

Then an a-biting and a-scratching I'll enact

until in the end quiet returns to my tomb

and over their deaths there will be no regret.

 

Author's Note: In a MERP campaign, we encountered a 'body' that had been buried underground for an extremely long time. Somehow it managed to project its boredom and hate of the living into a bard. This sonnet is the result of that encounter...
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