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Blue Rose of Illium,
entwine me with your thorns,
for the scars you leave on my skin
give more honor than battle-wounds.
Let my hands carry you
from the shadows of steel towers
into the hot sunshine,
so your petals may grow deep in color,
your leaves and stems more supple,
your roots firmly gripping the earth
where love plants you.

Blue Rose of Illium,
may I die with your name on my lips,
and fall close to where you stand
so my blood may enrich your soil,
and my bones wall you
against any who would uproot you
without knowing your true worth.
Feel free to tear apart line by line, as long as you offer advice on how to correct the mistakes.

A poem written after a certain mission in Mass Effect 3 dropped an unexpected tragic surprise in my lap. At the same time, though, I saw hope.

Your sacrifices will not have been in vain.
iLivinInABox Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This was one of the best poems I ever heard tbh. (And who thought Krogan could write poems. :D)
Swords-and-Bandages Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. Well, you know what they say about warrior poets...
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