David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines

APED: "this is the place where the monster lives"

This is the place where the monster lives.
Here is your sword, which you will need,
and here is a sheep to use for bait.
Use all your strength. Use all your speed.
Go into its den. Go on. We'll wait.

This is the place where the monster lives.
Ignore the scattered bones you see
our people, yes, and heroes, too.
Some tries are fated not to be.
Let's hope that doesn't hold for you.

This is the place where the monster lives.
We had another, years ago.
Sent a killer in to slay, and burn;
he killed it, but we didn't know
the thing he would become in turn.

This is the place where the monster lives.
It might be cursed. We do not know.
You might not change, but if you do
you'll hunt us from your lair below,
and we'll send our sons, in turn, to you.
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