Armageddon: A Story in Verse (Part 1)

Two thousand and sixty-six years

On top of decades already unnumbered

Will find the two armies upon the battlefield

Wherever it may be, that Armageddon.


A white King and a dark prince

Each seated atop his steed

The King on a pale horse made of holy fire

The prince on a black horse made of lies.


Each will have an army ranged behind him

One light, and one dark

One right, and one wrong

Dark destined to be slaughtered by the King’s fiery blade.


He is a King of love, gentle as a lamb

But He roars like a lion, too

His blade won’t falter on the final day

When the black army stands against Him.


On His right-hand is Anna Berlin

On His left-hand is Vaya Eleria

Two vampire princesses pledged to the King

For the vast stretch of eternity.


Children of an evil sovereign

Whose bloodlust once separated them

Lovers in life, now lovers in death

Shining war blades in the King’s scabbards.


Ranged behind them are countless others

All black sinners while they breathed

Their lungs filled now with His clean spirit

Though their hearts have ceased to beat.


The dark prince taunts the king

Flaunts hell-fire in his clawed hands

Nods his horned head in satisfaction

While the sun gleams against his scales.


The King wears a blank expression

His fair face betrays nothing

Though His clear eyes shine with sadness

For His lost dragon-child.


But the dragon only laughs at Him

His black eyes flaring in the burning light

Wildfires rage around him

Circling his soldiers on all sides.


The black soldiers clutch the fire

Scooping it up in their dirty hands

Hurling it towards the King

While the dragon laughs.


© C.M. Blackwood 2016


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