Pick up the sword

 

A distant voice calls to you from deep inside. 
Familiar

Rejoin the fray

Something ignites inside
as
The great battle of life continues on

Wars wage
people suffer
 love dies

The world lives
the world dies
moving towards the Unknown
and so many humans
believe
they have no power
to change
the course
of
destiny

The fate of the planet

The fate of their own
dreams and ambitions
purpose and passion

Are passed off
to others
responsibility is shed
to the words of men
self-serving
 full of fear
building towers
and trebuchets 

to blast their will on to the masses
giving their own lust for power
a name, 
religion
politics
consumption
greed

A system broken

And the world suffers

Pick up the sword

The voice calls out again
known the world over

Rejoin the fray

"I have a dream"
can never be
unheard

 the voice of the heroes
can never be silenced

A human voice
springing forth from a human body
calls you to action

All the great heroes
 human
fragile yet free
weak yet willing
imperfectly powerful 

To break their bones
and
fight through fear

so 

Love
can bloom again