The Kingdom has fallen silent,
doors bolted and keys buried.
The queen took her heart and locked it away
to save the cracks from spreading.
Her child was taken and turned,
puppetry at its finest,
made to dance to the tune of war
and march across the border.
Blood ran back and drank the water.
The people bathed in it,
they had nothing else —
and fell to the sharpness of the iron within.