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This poem was a lamentation song made by Redwallers and woodlanders alike following The Great Siege of Redwall Abbey in which the wildcat Lord Mortem the Blade attacked the Abbey and drove all Redwallers from it, placing it and all of Mossflower Wood under his control. While some woodlanders escaped to Southsward or to Noonvale, every other beast was enslaved, as Salamandastron was also under siege at this time. This is the poem:

The maidens cry, as vermin seep

Into Mossflower, which they now keep

As forever a reminder, of that fateful day,

The day they destroyed peace, crushed all in their way.

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The Abbey was seized, by that vile Lord

Mortem the Blade, and his Lady Aurimord.

Them and their army, of weasels, stoats, ferrets, and rats

took our beloved Abbey, those evil wildcats!

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The jackdaws cry, and the maidens weep,

As the evil vermin seep,

Into Mossflower, slaying all in their way

Destroying peace, all in one day.

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To the Lord Mortem we all must bow

as to his banner, forever and now,

There is no alternative, for as we all know,

Lord Mortem the Blade will slay us all for show.

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It no longer matters that we wear a habit

of Redwall, for they killed our Father Abbot.

Slew him in one stroke, that wildcat did,

Now we all must do as we are bid.

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The jackdaws cry, and the maidens weep,

As the evil vermin seep,

Into Mossflower, slaying all in their way,

Destroying peace, all in one day.

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There will be no Long Patrol, nor will there be Guosim,

To save us now, for we all serve him,

Lord Mortem the Blade, and his vile horde

of vermin, led by him and Aurimord

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There is no cheer, for these terrible seasons,

Seasons of the Blade, for we have a reason

to serve the Lord Mortem, for our very lives

will be lost, as darkness deeper we dive.

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The jackdaws cry, and the maidens weep,

As the evil vermin seep,

Into Mossflower, slaying all in their way,

Destroying peace, all in one day.

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