Video: River Song’s Poem “A Good Man Goes to War”

This poem can be found on BBC website here.   The poem, though a mediocre piece of writing, clearly offers some hints about the coming episode with which it shares a title.  Here’s the full text:

Demons run when a Good Man goes to war.
Night will fall and drown the sun
When a Good Man goes to war.
Friendship dies and true love lies.
Night will fall  and the dark will rise
when a Good Man goes to war.

Who are the demons? How will true love lie? And what is the dark that is rising?


11 Responses to “Video: River Song’s Poem “A Good Man Goes to War””

  1. deamons run is the place of the final battle, his true love is river song and she has been lying to him since day one and the rising dark is the doctor himself, he never used to be a dark charachter but now hes is “the destroyer of worlds” a force of good with a dark purpose and an untamble rage when people cross him

    • Thx for all that, James. Think you’re spot on!

      So what did you think of the episode?

    • Hamenutept Says:

      Demons run when a Good Man goes to war.
      Night will fall and drown the sun
      When a Good Man goes to war.
      Friendship dies and true love lies.
      Night will fall and the dark will rise
      …when a Good Man goes to war.
      Demons run but counts the cost
      the battles won but the child is lost

      the vid and writing above was missing the last 2 lines that was in the epp so i added them

  2. I like this poem. I like this Doctor.

    I’m so happy.

  3. i like this poem but it makes me sad…i dont know why…

    • The truth in the sentiment, as it translates beyond the realm of BBC fiction and into the real world. Certainly, this poetry works marvelously to set the tone for the show, but more than that, the underlying concepts addressed by the poem can be said of any instance of the metaphor’s application.

      It is the observation that conflict of any kind has costs rendered to the psyche that can far outweigh the costs in blood that lends this poem its melancholy air.

  4. I love this poem and really, really love doctor who. It was so perfect! My wife and I have been married for 3 years. I make fun of her for having “baby fever”! When Rory walked through the door to rescue Amy holding there baby, I guess i’m not immune. Great story Mr. Moffet! Somebody read Joseph Campbell

  5. Didn’t the poem contain a line when “silence falls”?

  6. “Silence falls” or “Silence will falls” is what will happens after the the quest that should not be answered is answered, “Doctor who?”

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