"Stop!", I said. "Enter not this sanctum with me, you are not worthy."
Yet covertly, steadfast to purpose you stole in with feline stealth in search of your prey.
I knelt in desire of submission, but you whisked up your ugly visage,
And obliterated my quest for union.
O, hateful pride! Against you I wage war.
You pollute the pristine waters that was this heart.
For your distractions and destructive whispers, I summon you to battle.
My sword may fall but a willing captive I pray I will not be.
Written: 8 July 2011