Shade

by Sauron Gorthaur

The sky is dark and cries despair

Above these harsh, accursèd lands.

Sand crusts red eyes so filled with tears.

Haeg's blood stains these despondent hands.

~o~o~

Fear claimed a heart that once was mine

The terror of being all alone.

Yet fear has brought a deeper rift

Bitter harvest to reap that by dread was sewn.

~o~o~

For I spoke those words I should have never spoke

Called the name I should have never called

Felt hate rise up within my throat

And by that hate am now enthralled.

~o~o~

Blood red the hair that once was brown

Death white my once sun-darkened skin

Maroon the eyes that glinted blue:

A Shade of what I once had been.

~o~o~

He speaks and now I must comply

Though I weep, he merely laughs at me:

"You summoned me – you have a price to pay."

Dark magic will have its violent fee.

~o~o~

Driven from lands with black thoughts filled,

All I know now is his hate and fear.

Forgotten, the man I'd once tried to save.

Carsaib is gone, and only Durza is here.