The Day-Killer
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call_me_jc A poet with a wee dash of eloquence
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Tried a bit of world-building practice today. I definitely used too many hyphens in this but whatever

The Day-Killer

The Man-on-Fire slew the Lord Day,

The Man-on-Fire slew the Lord Day, And with that, stole the Moon away.

The Man-on-Fire slew the Lord Day, And with that, stole the Moon away. Lady Night told Earth not to sway,

The Man-on-Fire slew the Lord Day, And with that, stole the Moon away. Lady Night told Earth not to sway, Bringing forth Stars once led astray.

But Dawn Watcher crowed to no light,

But Dawn Watcher crowed to no light, Signaling an Eternal Night.

But Dawn Watcher crowed to no light, Signaling an Eternal Night. The Man-of-the-Mountain was right:

But Dawn Watcher crowed to no light, Signaling an Eternal Night. The Man-of-the-Mountain was right: What is Starshine to the Day's might?

The Wind-Woman raged high and low

The Wind-Woman raged high and low For light that could no longer flow.

The Wind-Woman raged high and low For light that could no longer flow. The Day-Killer hid, Moon in tow,

The Wind-Woman raged high and low For light that could no longer flow. The Day-Killer hid, Moon in tow, For his face, he dared not to show.

How Swallower-of-Seas did yearn

How Swallower-of-Seas did yearn For the waves to once again churn.

How Swallower-of-Seas did yearn For the waves to once again churn. The Beast-Lord bade the Earth still turn

How Swallower-of-Seas did yearn For the waves to once again churn. The Beast-Lord bade the Earth still turn And swore the Man-on-Fire would burn.

The Tree-Elder, now sparsely leaved

The Tree-Elder, now sparsely leaved Without the Sun, stands but aggrieved

The Tree-Elder, now sparsely leaved Without the Sun, stands but aggrieved That Dusk's Daughter was not believed

The Tree-Elder, now sparsely leaved Without the Sun, stands but aggrieved That Dusk's Daughter was not believed When she said "We have been deceived."

The Shadow-Maker lost all rest

The Shadow-Maker lost all rest To the Eternal Night's behest.

The Shadow-Maker lost all rest To the Eternal Night's behest. Lady-of-Lore was put to the test:

The Shadow-Maker lost all rest To the Eternal Night's behest. Lady-of-Lore was put to the test: How could this turn out for the best?

The stolen Moon also left pain,

The stolen Moon also left pain, But Lady Night can forge again.

The stolen Moon also left pain, But Lady Night can forge again. Lord Day by the Man-on-Fire slain,

The stolen Moon also left pain, But Lady Night can forge again. Lord Day by the Man-on-Fire slain, The light of the Sun quenched in vain.

But the Day-Killer is now done,

But the Day-Killer is now done, As quickly as he had begun.

But the Day-Killer is now done, As quickly as he had begun. A father was killed by his son,

But the Day-Killer is now done, As quickly as he had begun. A father was killed by his son, Leaving the world to come undone.

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