The Dead Cannot Speak For Themselves (A Challenge)

Tha-doom, Tha-doom, Tha-doom.
The drums beat to simulate the beating of a heart.
The Old Ones say that is the last sound they hear.
And so it is the sound we use to call their hearts.

Tha-doom, Tha-doom, Tha-doom.
The old women begin to wail and scream.
The Old Ones say this is what they hear at the end of battles.
And so it is the sound we use to call their spirits.

Tha-doom, Tha-doom, Tha-doom.
The children bang the pots and pans.
The Old Ones say this simulates the weapons they hear during the Great Battles.
And so it is the sound we use to call their bodies.

Tha-doom, Tha-doom, Tha-doom.
The piper stands alone to pipe each man’s sign into the darkness between the worlds.
The Old Ones say this is how they were drawn to the line of battle to face the enemy.
And so it is the sound we use to draw their minds.

Tha-doom, Tha-Doom, THA-DOOM.
We call their hearts.
We call their spirits.
We call their bodies.
We call their minds.
THA-DOOM! THA-DOOM! THA-DOOM!
We call for justice on the beat of the drum,
Because the Dead Cannot Speak For Themselves

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