Middle Ages

Brick by brick
We built
A castle to surround
Our future life
Where we would wither
And grey
But smile like the first day
Protect us from
We sit in rocking chairs
And govern a people
We created
Tracing the
All too visible
Dark blue veins in
My old and weary hands
We would laugh about
How we always thought
We’d die before
We ever saw this day
And how we’re amazed
That we never did
The dungeon held
All the moments
We moved past but never left
The treasure room
Had just enough
To get us by
And archers
For arrowed hearts
Of every outsider
But you couldn’t
Armor my heart
And the design flaw
Of the castle was
That we built it from the outside
And couldn’t cross the moat.