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A Soldier's Life

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Andrew Scott
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They gathered their last good night
Huddled around a glowing fire light
Friends before the marrow's fight
To boast of tales, forged and faithful

Of kingly banners brave and bold
Girls far to young, women never old
Dreams left behind for promised gold
The evening's mood was cheerful

Yet, with the coming of the dawn
The laughter and good cheer gone
Armor shinning and swords drawn
The warriors have their eye full

Across the field the enemy came
The king states his sovereign claim
Froces maneuvered as in game
The clashing arms sound dreadful

Thrust and parry the slaughter's call
Blood and death testament to it all
With some victorious, others fall
Chaos all about, nothing meaningful

The battle raged till with a fatal stroke
Their enemies king dead, army broke
The field of crimson bodies spoke
Celebrate a victory for the Royal!

But pyres burn on through the night
Fuel collected from the day's strife
Friends gather and offer last rights
For the passing of this day be mournful
© Copyright 1999 Andrew Scott - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 06-27-99 07:48 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Fewer things are more striking than medieval poetry done well. I envisioned the entire scene. Well done.
Nan
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I'll have to second Balladeer on this one - Nice job...
elvira
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i finally found it!
although a medieval poem, the emotions involved in warfare never change, only the weaponry, and the maidens always left behind, to suffer silently
 
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