“Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.”
Laying down arms in this battle of wills
I relinquish my slowly ebbing joy.
Gathering the scattered detritus of battles
long fought in ephemeral evenings light.
Closing the books on tired exercises of futility
leaving blank covers to sleep alone.
Nothing left beyond the zero total of wasted
love and hope in an eternities time.
Heartbreaking this clash of hell bent souls
losing all to make their own way.