Fictional Poem: Death of the Day

I came up with the first two stanzas of the poem you’re about to read one day while I was at work. They came to me in the form of a song, but, because I, unfortunately, can’t sing to save my life, and don’t know a professional singer who could turn this into a song over an epic fantasy film-score track, a poem was what I had to settle with. 😉 (For now. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll find someone who can make this into an actual song!)

Regardless, after jotting down the first two stanzas I decided to flesh it out into a full poem, written through the eyes of a fictional poet who witnessed and survived the fall of his kingdom and his people. So, without further ado, I give to you Death of the Day, a song of lament. Enjoy!

When the flames rise and burn the forest down,

our white-haired king passes and drops the crown,

the ashes of hope flutter to the ground,

and the tear-stained world fades to gray,


we will hark to the final trumpet sound,

hear the dying cries of our soldiers abound,

sprinkle rose petals upon their grave mounds,

and weep for the death of the day.


The flames will pass with the breath of the air,

smoke will lay over golden kingdom fair,

winter’s stifling darkness will overbear,

and those unlucky to survive will pray,


that one day the smoke will lift from the land,

survivors will comfort comrades and band

as one to rebuild their kingdom and stand

against the snow till the waking of May.


But now I look upon ruined Vincent dale,

where the bones of our city, ash and shale

is the last sight to prove our tragic tale

and is the grounds where our soldiers were slain.


Where the father, uncle, brother and son

united under sword to become one

but were crushed by enemies, overrun

and their memories slowly passed away.


Is it even worth trying to survive?

When our heroes are no longer alive?

Night drowns us as we bow our knees to shrive

and weep for the death of the day.

I hope you enjoyed the poem! I’m definitely going to try writing more fictional poetry set in a fantasy world! Thanks so much for reading.

Until later,

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10 thoughts on “Fictional Poem: Death of the Day

  1. This is such a neat idea! I’ve always wanted to include poetry or epic stories of old in my story worlds, but poetry is so hard for me! I love the context you provided at the beginning and the poem had me wishing to learn more about the story world, characters, and plot!

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