Age Rating: 16 +
Hell opened its putrid maw and vomited
demons onto the unsuspecting Earth.
Some hid in clandestine lairs,
while others skittered forth
and raised up scimitars
to backslash at towers, castle walls and serene fields,
one edge rebounding to sever their own scaly throats.
Grand edifices were fractured to shards,
imploded in fire and brimstone,
innocent thousands crushed beneath
an avalanche of dominoed steel and stone.
The compassionate stared in shock
at the horror
wailed and agonized
as they choked on the stench of death,
while the cowardly demons rejoiced,
danced in their streets
and reveled in the smell.
From beneath the rubble mountain
arose the awakened beast,
dormant for years, yet revitalized -
atomic fire behind teary eyes.
Shaking treachery and ashes from his great wings,
rising above the twisted black skeletons,
the Eagle ascended
to seek the hidden imps,
return them to Hell
from whence they came
of his own.