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Will someone please awake me from the nightmare this must be.
The arrows broke and headless mutely cry of death to me.
But my people stand in peril, and I have no time to cry
No time to pray or ponder---I sent you off to die.
Gods I cannot comprehend it, for this sight is like a blow---
Cold agony has stopped my breath, I stand mute in my woe---
They all knew we had quarreled, and now no one asks me why,
They surely guess what I know now, I drove you off to die.
I cannot think for heartbreak and I cannot speak for pain
All my self-accusations sear my soul like fiery chain.
My guilt is branded plainly, far to deeply to deny
I burned you both in anger, and I sent you off to die.
It was my will that sent you riding off to meet your fate--
It was my anger drove you, and I see my wrong too late--
It was my jealousy that scourged you off, still wondering why
And all that I can think now is I sent you off to die.