motionless and omnipotent
against these ever crashing waves
this was always the way
an escape route from hell
secret blueprints
spelling out disaster
unclogging the drain
with one last fix
a long kiss good night

no one ever made him talk
they couldn't break him
no matter how they tried

this sad affair
our empire in ruins
he never saw it crumble

shock waves
against the steel frame
the foundation still remains
the victors spoils
history was written
it all came closing in
from the first siege
till the final surrender
so prideful and exuberant
time standing still
the lights were on
the timing was right
the crowds all knew their place
glory and righteousness
reveling in mischief
if only for a day