A maiden lost before her time, Her dying light casts a shadow upon a man's face Revealing the monster that has always existed.
A fool reaches forward to grasp an illusion, A friend who is nothing but the mirror of a mirage Always avoiding the truth in the reflection.
Welcome back to the island, friends, For it has been so long since then, When we wandered these shores in childish wonder And played these games in the shadows of absent stars.
I actually used this one as a book blurb for my dark fantasy Yugioh fanfiction on Wattpad. I wanted to avoid using the "heart-pounding adventure" or other clique phrases, and this little poem ended up being a lot more successful at drawing people in than I expected. So, yay for experimentation!