After All is Said and DoneAfter All is Said and Done
"On the bloody morning after..
One tin soldier rides away "
(Coven "One Tin Solider [The Legend of Billy Jack])
In a valley hidden away from view
where a battle has just been fought, lies a
warrior, his sword grasped tightly in hand.
His eyes are searching the cloudless blue sky
for answers, as they slowly lose their light.
And how, he asks, did things end up this way?
It was not meant to be like this; nothing
at all like this. That morning, before they -
the fathers, brothers, uncles, lovers, and me -
arranged in rows from the previous day,
had all set out on the ill-fated path
that could only end with the loss of lives;
the countless innocents, who were only
the victims of circumstances beyond
what they could control. The will of the King,
who, blinded by insurmountable grief,
had led them down this road. "To avenge the
loss of his son!" they cried, the ones who would
not fight, but would watch safely from the sides.
In the calm before the storm