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The Traveler's Tale Part III

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John Yaws
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"The coward dies a thousand deaths-
The valiant dies but one",
Thus wrote the bard, and thus it is-
Beneath the watchful sun.

The Legionnaire with bloody sword-
Falls to Germanic hordes-
And laughs and slays an honor guard-
'Ere chilly Styx he fords.

The hunter finds himself at bay-
To savage grizzly bear-
And laughs, and cries, "A goodly day-
I guess 'tis only fair-

For many of your brethren bear-
I to their deaths have harried;
'Tis only just that by your tusks
I'm into glory carried".

In heat of battle you can tell-
The warrior from the knave-
He stands and does his duty-
And never thinks it brave.

If I could have a single wish-
I'd like to die alone-
And lie upon the barren sands-
While buzzards cleansed my bones-

And leave the thought in some maid's heart
He sought his Holy Grail-
And died the way he lived...Alone.
Thus goes the traveler's tale.

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~GS~
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Nan
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1 posted 10-09-1999 10:01 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You're a very welcome addition to our forums, GS... Your work is truly astounding...
Seymour Tabin
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Wonderful.
Denise
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Another great one!

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Denise
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I DO admire your style, fellow poet.
 
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