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Sven
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0 posted 04-12-2000 12:38 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Sven

My sword for my king
     My body for my people
          My heart for my love
These things I pledge
     To the God in Heaven
          Who reigns from above

My sword for my king
     Keeper of the faith
          Defender of the crown
To protect his life
     Keeping him safe
          From enemies all around

My body for my people
     Keepers of the flame
          Defenders of the land
To protect their way of life
     Keeping their homes safe
          From the effects of time's sands

My heart for my love
     Keeper of my soul
          Defender of my life
To protect her life forever
     Keeping her close to me
          Putting an end to my strife

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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Nicole
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1 posted 04-12-2000 12:46 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

This reminds me of a benediction, something to be recited to oneself...I like the feel to it.  Kind of an old world feel.  

Velly velly nice!

 May I never be too busy to help another's load,
Then I'll be drinking from the saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed.

--Author Unknown
Isis
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2 posted 04-12-2000 12:53 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

I'd love to journey through days of olde with one such as you Sven.  Beautifully portrayed  

 A heart and soul are not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others...
~Isis~
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)


Poet deVine
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3 posted 04-12-2000 01:03 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I could see you standing in your 'knightly' clothes..pledging this oath in a far away country...a long ago time.. excellent!  
hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 04-12-2000 10:46 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

This is a very creative piece of writing you have here...nicely done my friend  
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5 posted 04-12-2000 01:41 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Spoken like a true knight! This is lovely, Sven!

Denise
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6 posted 04-12-2000 02:40 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I'm with PdV here...I can see your "knightly" side showing a bit!  Very well done, and completely sincere no doubt.  You have such a big heart....so glad you share it with us here.  Love ya man!  
Lone Wolf
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7 posted 04-12-2000 02:57 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Sven,
Love the layout on this one.  You seem to outdo yourself all the time.  This is wonderful.  I really like the knight theme.  She who holds your heart and soul is very fortunate indeed.  
Excellent...    

 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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8 posted 04-12-2000 03:26 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Great poem Sven.  You ...eh....might want to watch that body for the people thing though...

Marina
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very nice. Do you live by the knightly code of honer?
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