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The Traveler's Tale Part IV

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John Yaws
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0 posted 10-09-1999 11:20 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

There is something 'bout a rifle ball-
Whistling past your ear-
Which turns the blood to water,
And makes you cringe in fear.

They're but a coward's weapon,
A pox that they've been made-
Take me back to days of yore...
When men lived by the blade.

When all that stood twixt men and doom
Was steel, as cold as death-
And blood, and guts...and gritted teeth-
And shouts and labored breath-

The clash of arms, the battle cries-
The kiss of razor blade-
To speed one on the path to hell-
Where warriors beds are made.

Far closer than a favored tart
The blade hung at his side-
And dearer far, to warriors heart
Than brother, or his bride.

When sword and shield did rule the field
And warriors did not quail-
But fought and died, sword by their side-
Thus goes the Traveler's Tale.

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~GS~
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You certainly are a gifted story teller! I enjoyed this one also!

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Denise
 
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