Hero's Death - Feb 1977

He knew the blow was fatal when sword cut into his chest But that day he'd die an hero he'd fought and killed the best the battle had been fearsome with odds of three or more to one in which many a brave young hero Had died a long and slow lingering death The day was almost over the battle was all but won Then came his fatal error of facing into the dying sun A flash on steel into his eyes a fraction of a moment blind His lesson learned, now too late that second sealed his fate. A moment later he was gone just like the sinking blood red sun.