It is presented before your gates
silent and brooding
an unexpected gift from the gods:
A work of deep thought and scholarship,
of fine art and science,
truly an impressive thing to behold.
The outward appearance of a stallion
impressive in size
crowned with silver and fine ornament
But within lies your true danger,
a dark violence well concealed
and wearing the false colors of peace
Inside are smaller thoughts
shields and swords.
If your dreams speak truth to you
you will send this gift away
for fear of what it will unleash
For once you bring the stallion within your gates
it can only bring destruction
and all its true horrors will be revealed
In the places you feel safest
In the places you know best.