Archer's Lament by asearcher

A poem of Archer's feelings after the Expanse.

Categories: General Characters: Archer
Genre & Keywords: Angst
Story Type: Poem
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 150 Read: 1383 Published: November 30, 2010 Updated: December 01, 2010
Story Notes:

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author.  The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise.  No copyright infringement is intended.

1. Archer's Lament by asearcher

Archer's Lament by asearcher




Archer's Lament


I’m in a space inside that

I thought I’d never see.

Where all that I’ve believed in

Turns away from me.


I never have accepted,

That an end justified the means.

And yet the choices I have made

Replays those awful scenes


I’ve tortured, killed, and abandoned.

I’ve stolen things not mine.

For me to save humanity,

I’ve learned to cross the line.


I know it’s worth the sacrifice,

For what is one man’s soul?

In trade for all the billion lives,

That make up the human whole.


I feel I should be punished,

Cause I’ve turned back from the light.

Although I found I had no choice,

The alternative wasn’t right.


To damn us to extinction.

That would have been the cost.

And now I grieve my loss of self,

My soul that is now lost.



This story archived at