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0 posted 2000-07-06 10:08 PM

                I beg of thee, show us thy mercy my gracious king,
                Hear ye my cries, as I lie prostrate before thee,
                My son, not yet a man, and thus as a child doth sing,
                Knows not of what he does; hear ye my mother's plea.

                Begone thy tiresome wench, as now mine patience wanes,
                I hear thy foolish mother's plea; doth not thee know,
                To bow before his king, thou trait'rous son refrains?
                And thus a coward's death unto your son bestow.

                Dearest mother, mourn thee not what death shall bring,
                For I shall die not as a boy, but as a man,
                I shan't e'er bow, on knee before an evil king,
                Whose treachery, pales thievery of highwayman.

                Farewell to moon, to stars, in death I hold no fear,
                For in demise, Freedom!, I gain what I hold dear.

                I shall mourn as thou preparest for thy demise,
                At morning's light, whence you shall die on the morrow,
                Thou doth stand tall in spite of youth's statured size,
                Harken thee one thing, as speak through mother's sorrow,
                My noble son, thou hast fought the popish soldiers,
                Who in their cowardice art half as strong as thee,
                Thou hath conquered with conviction, King's armingers,
                In thy execution, thou shall win life's victory,
                Lo, as David to Goliath, with shepherd's sling,
                Thou have met on field of honor, the Philistine,
                Though thy life is taken, thy name will honor bring,
                In heart of every freeman, ever shall they dene,
                T'was knight of Garter's Order; ever shall they sing,
                Of martyr who would never, kneel to unjust king.

© Copyright 2000 Mike - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 2000-07-06 10:15 PM

I shan't be waiting for the "Morrow" to cast my vote for the fate of this gem...
Poet deVine
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2 posted 2000-07-07 12:53 PM

Methinks thou dost have a middle name of Shakespeare sir!  
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3 posted 2000-07-07 11:33 AM

Mike, I think you must have lived at one time with the knights of old---for you speak with such authority...perhaps you were the good king!  Loved the poem!
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Blue Heaven
4 posted 2000-07-07 11:51 AM

A great poem..
Everytime I try to write in thee's and thou's it come out sounding too Bardish
you did a good job with it


Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".

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5 posted 2000-07-07 08:26 PM

I remember this gem! You've garnered another vote!  


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6 posted 2000-07-26 10:44 AM

Somehow I missed this lovely ... it is poetic magic, my friend.

~ Claire

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

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7 posted 2000-07-26 05:04 PM

This is one gem I missed, but thank goodness I found it now.
Heather Miller
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8 posted 2000-07-26 05:25 PM

I loved this one. Very nice. Kept me from begining to end  
Awsome writting.

With God all things are possible.

X Angel
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9 posted 2000-07-27 12:00 PM

you done good!


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