The Helmet

by Roahn Mohindru

I was among the flags, soldiers and armour, but
I could not stop that arrow.
I stopped the rain, wind and snow, but
I could not stop that arrow.
I felt the blood, the sweat and mud, but
I could not stop that arrow.
I felt the scares, cuts and bruises, but I
could not stop that arrow.
I stopped the glaring sun and the clouds of
arrows, but I could not stop that arrow.
As I hit the ground, as it pierced his neck,
I was buried away, but I still could not
stop that arrow!