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THE CANTERLOT SERIES
– Ponies with Battlelore

[Click here for the accompanying song]

By Your Side, Forever and Ever



Greed now rules the spoils of war.
Queen has set her throne on the royal hall (the ruins of the realm)…

I have walked through the dark…
I have fought my way out of her prison.
I have witnessed the war…
I have found my love wrapped in oblivion.

The eldritch swarm over our world,
My shining one, where have you gone?
Devourer's claws hold on your heart,
My shining love, where are you lost?


Broken harmony, its protectors fell…
Imprisoned their kin, in repressed tears (the realm of peace)…

From beasts he swore to shield his home,
My shining one, the guardian.
Wake from the queen's dormant veil,
Within your heart resides our hope.

In despair we need your gallant strength,
My shining one, reclaim your shield.
I'll support your task, my love undying,
My shining love, it never fades.



Spark from dust, in heartfelt grown:
They're breaking the ravening,
Disbanding her swarm.

Collect the shards of hearts tread down:
Light the reclaimed,
Rebuild the land of peace.

Where false love has faded away:
Its stains have now withered,
We cleansed its markings.

The sincere love guides us home:
Its ties sworn genuine,
They're shining in the end.
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LISTEN THIS SONG WITH THE POEM FOR MAXIMIZED EXPERIENCE [link]

Here it is now. The dramatic ending for The Canterlot Series, “By Your Side Forever and Ever”, based on Battlelore’s Doombound.

And man, I couldn’t be more satisfied. I had originally planned this to be an upbeat, romantic and sappy duet between Cadance and Shining Armor in contrast to the previous downer part, but I couldn’t find a song that would have worked for it. After a while I had settled upon Within Temptation’s “Angels” – and the more I worked on it, the more I hated it. It was contrived writing at its worst.

Then one night I gave up and started searching for options again, and I finally had the epiphany with the Tolkien-metallers: the doom-harking riffs, bittersweet vocals, ethereal atmosphere and gorgeous melodies. It offered an ending that worked both in bittersweet ambiguity, tender romance and epic climax.

Instead of the duet I originally planned, this one became a gender-flipped hymn for love; instead of the shining knight singing of his fair maiden, the maiden sings of her knight at the darkest of hours. And the rest is history.

I wrote this poem in one sitting and deleted the stub WT crap.


The Canterlot Series
Syöpäläisvaltiatar / Parasite Queen [link]
Prisoner in the Mountain [link]
Since the Days When I Was Small [link]
I Dreamed of Every Princess’ Dream [link]
The Clouds of Invasion [link]
By Your Side, Forever and Ever you are here

My Little Pony © :iconhasbroplz:
"Doombound" © Battlelore, from the album “Doombound”.
Song is used as a soundtrack for the lyrical content in terms of tribute, homage, parody and ponies.
The thumbnail “Cadence and Shining Armor” [link] belongs to :iconsilverflight:

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My MLP poetry, My Little Poems, can be found here [link]
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gshowguy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Dude, Andrew Francis and Britt McKillip should totally sing this for fan projects based around this! If not, then maybe others whose voices are similar to theirs could work.

:iconfluttershyplz: I-i-i-if they'd like to...
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Radoxeald Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Feel free to spread the word if you know any musical talents eager to make it come true :iconpinkiesmileplz: I'd totally like to see it happen, but I'm not musically talented myself nor really know any such people in the fandom.
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gshowguy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I'm sure, eventually, you'll think of something... :-)
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sqarishoctagon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Very nicely written poem, well done!
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Radoxeald Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much. :iconpinkiesmileplz:
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Zoroark-Void Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Question: How do you get the text in Italics on dA?
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Radoxeald Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
< i > </ i >, and the same goes for the other thingies (Bold, Underline etc.).
Here's all about the basic formatting in dA [link]
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kakyuuspark Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice poem :)
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Radoxeald Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :iconfluttershyhappyplz:
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SilverFlight Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a really powerful poem. Great writing!
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