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Quite Tear of LifeIn that desert that covers the distance
Between my senses and my soul
There is something hiding secretly in the dust.
Day by day it goes deeper and deeper,
Sinking in a breach made of nothing.
Once I tried to break the seal that confined it
In that sea of endless void.
So I started scratching and digging, and it started hurting
Then I remember it slightly parted its lips,
that solid, lonely door,
And a timorous shadow broke through that life-time,
Hanging down my crushed mind.
And there, there was something in the end that I could not reach,
Something that I had already seen before:
It was the essence of a life never experienced,
A quiet tear of pearl,
Keep untouched in that trembling shell of immortal fear.
Vanguard, Chapter 1: DuncanDuncan's Journal: Day 1288
I consider myself a good man. I respect women, elders, my equals, and the dead. I say a morning prayer, and an evening one. Hell, I even thank the gods for a meal, instead of immediately chowing down in the voracious manner as the other soldiers here do. By all logical means, I should be in paradise. No really, not just because I'm a good man, but also because I should be dead by now. So I ask myself: why, oh gods up there, have I ended up in hell?
1288 days. 1288 days of my life have been spent in this misery, and I'm beginning to lose faith in the glory I was promised. Some of the rookies still live in their ignorant bliss, but I've lived long enough to realize that there's not much glory to find here. “Sing the songs of glory and march into battle—-join The Crusade today!”. Such were the words of the posters The Crusade has spread all over The Mortal Realm. Gullible fools practically stand in line for these songs of glory that th
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