And when the mist cleared,
they discovered that not a single enemy had been slain..
and they had only been fighting each other..
meaning the blood that covered their swords and consciences..
was the blood of their own brothers.
Ashamed and conspiring to hide their sins from God,
they entered the welcoming darkness of the mighty cave.
and then and there, they swore–each one to another,
to keep the secret of their crimes for all time.
Those that refused the oath were buried alive..
while the rest would slowly ingest the bloody lie..
giving deceit a living/breathing host through which to ply.
Some say that that was the day they abandoned their God.
While other say, it was the day their God abandoned them.
Either way, now.. they were Godless men.