Time was, I found adventures everywhere: One moment home, and duty called me forth. So many times, it was too much to bear, And every small request would earn my wrath. I realised it was foolish to go on; My doing good would leave me meaning ill; I swore that no more uniforms I'd don. Then came a foe that only I could kill. I said I'd serve again, but knew I lied. I told myself this fight would give me peace. Though hard I tried, I faltered. Many died Before I mustered will to match the beast. Now as a coward I am widely scorned, And since I left, each day has empty dawned.