Let the darkness lull me to sleep,
With dreams of red sunsets.
Clouds drifting on cotton balls,
Encircling me with their softness.
Let the moon’s face shine on me,
Making me feel safe and secure.
The stars twinkle in merriment,
Ready to tackle the night.
The day brings a new enemy
To our peaceful shore.
A dark kingdom will rise up,
A new kingdom for The Dead.
All memory of our town will be wiped out
With a mere swipe of their hands.
Rain and hail will flood the streets.
Fire will take down our church.
A hooded figure approaches me,
His gait slow and sure.
He slowly pulls back his hood
To reveal the creature beneath.
“My dear Linda, you have waited for me.
I will have my ice queen at my side.”
Wolf quickens his stride to reach me,
But I turn my face away.
I peek through my eyelashes
At his beautiful face.
He abruptly turns around
To summon his army.
Over his shoulder he whispers,
“I’m so sorry you will
fall in battle like the others.
Goodbye dearest one.”
He leaves with his followers.
I am free at last.
I now feel lost
Did I want him to fight for me?
Of course not.
I would never join The Dead.
THE DEAD GAME