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The Terrible Twins

Steel sparks as swords clash;
Mirror bright the blades flash.
Back and forth the battle rages,
The beasts within have escaped their cages.

A rapier thrust, a lightning riposte;
A flicker of movement, the merest ghost
As light and dark wage eternal battle,
Slaughtering hopes and dreams like cattle.

Hero of light, and legend of dark renown;
Which will triumph to claim the crown?
First one seems stronger, and then the other;
Indeed this is meet, for are they not brothers?

Which will claim victory, which know defeat?
It matters little, for it will be fleet.
A moment's lull, a momentary pause,
Then the battle is rejoined for a new cause.

How they despise each other, the terrible twins;
Knowing not it matters little which one wins.
The advantage gained is minute, and temporary at best;
For they battle only at my behest.

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