|A Line in the Sand
Author: Hawki PM
Poem: Under Ra's rule, writing was banned on Abydos. Those who defied this law were dealt with swiftly.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Words: 112 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 02-25-11 - Status: Complete - id: 6777075
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A Line in the Sand
My fingers barely touched the sand,
Before I was surrounded.
The Horus Guards, Ra's mighty servants,
From my inscription I was hounded.
Ran through the streets, across the roofs,
My lungs were on fire.
Through crossroads and alleyways,
My situation dire.
But eventually I was caught,
Under a statue of our god.
And thus to the naquadah mine,
I was forced to plod.
Worked all through the boiling day,
And the frigid night.
A fate shared by many others,
A universal plight.
And all this, as I reflect,
For a line drawn in the sand.
Ra's rule cannot go unchallenged,
Someone must take a stand.