sweat, exhaustion, growing fear,
death or glory at the Trident,
men in battle, steel on steel.
Lion, Dragon, Robert, Rhaegar,
nameless soldier in the field.
One gained death. One gained a kingdom.
The soldier did a ruby steal.
Rhaegar's armor, crust with rubies,
crushed beneath a hammer's blow.
Priceless stones into the water.
Soldiers scrabble in the flow.
A ruby's but a rock that glitters.
Death in glory has appeal.
Death, a kingdom, and a ruby --
which man got the better deal?