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On Crusade

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sea_of_okc
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0 posted 06-20-99 07:55 PM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for sea_of_okc

Crusader in a war divine
The livery I wear is fine
The cross I bear upon my breast
Ensures I'm on a holy quest
All to God's glory, so I claim
I smite thee in His holy name

I think upon my dying Lord
Your lack of faith sews disaccord
No quarter given and none taken
Godless ways must be forsaken
Because we don't believe the same
I smite thee in His holy name

The stench of death upon the field
The foolish heathens will not yield
Their blood is thick upon my sword
I give to them their just reward
All infidels must die in flame
I smite thee in His holy name

Alarms resound in dead of night
Surprised I rise to join the fight
My God shall heed me in my need
I search and find my trusty steed
Sending thee back from whence thou came
I smite thee in His holy name

A thrusting pike that finds the mark
My blood a river crimson dark
My final thought, my enemy
Is just another man like me
Before my God I bow in shame
I killed His children in His name



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Steven Seaman
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1 posted 06-20-99 09:53 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, this poem settles it. I will automatically read everything you put on as soon as I see it. By far, your best.
sea_of_okc
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2 posted 06-21-99 08:57 AM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sea_of_okc

I thank you very much Balladeer. I, like everyone else here, seek out your poems already. I am glad that you have found some redeeming qualitites in my work. By the way can you suggest a book title that has various poetic types defined? I would like to try my hand at varied styles of poetry.
Nan
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3 posted 06-21-99 02:51 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

There are certainly many reference books you could consult - I have sitting by my elbow "The Poet's Companion - A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry", by Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux (WW Norton & Co - New York, London). This one covers a plethora of different poetic formats.
You might also check out this sub-page of the main Passions site - http://netpoets.com/learning/index.htm - You'll find lots of good stuff there...
Enjoy


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elvira
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4 posted 07-22-99 03:51 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

marvelously written (i love history)...though i much prefer Monty Python's Spanish Inquisition to the Holy Crusades

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Starfish
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5 posted 07-22-99 05:54 AM       View Profile for Starfish   Email Starfish   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Starfish

This is passionately written and I enjoyed every syllable.
Saxoness
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6 posted 07-22-99 09:28 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

absolutley wonderful.

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"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot

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