He looked so proud and brave,
waving his flag from the top of the hill.
beneath him the army was all arrayed,
with their banners and their flags.

And he shouted from his vantage point;
"Total Destruction is the only way to Go."
Then the gallant army descended fay,
to enter into the fray.
And raw flesh clashed with steel.
And in the end, mostly the steel won.
And after the battle was over,
when the deed was done.
The brave men lay dead and dying,
and his flag dipped in mud and gore.
while the leaders of the battle,
were galloping for distant lands.

He looked so proud and brave,
but now he was galloping for his life,
Brave slogans sounded so nice,
until they saw what they had done.
Yet the promise he had kept;
Total Destruction had won.

Christopher Hartly Holte