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A Journey For Love



As the stranger shivered, in the fire light glow
She rubbed her hands, that burn cold from the snow
As the water drizzled, from her once soaked clothes
I brought her a blanket, to help starve out the cold

She told me her journey was one of importance
The Reverend himself said the message was potent
As in her satchel she held a letter sealed with gold leaf
A letter for the king or maybe, the new chief

She begged me to hide her, as we hear horses approaching
 Renegade soldiers that would kill her, saying she's poaching
The fear in her eyes, leads me to hide her in the woodshed
As I served strong whiskey to the soldiers, I make up their bed

When they were sleeping, a sleep of the dead
I made my way carefully to the woodshed
With fresh new clothes and my fastest steed
She rode with urgency, West through the tree

Off in the distance, I can see she reaches the castle
As she makes her way to the king, I send in my finest kestrel
The note my bird carried was still a strange mystery
As I was told only to release it when a young girl visits me

The bird landed on the arm of the beautiful princess
As she handed over, her own note covered in golden thread
It read, I wish and desire to marry my beautiful prince
Without my love he will die and I will never know peace

The note from the kestrel read this is for the king's speech
The church blesses the marriage of the now dying prince
Without true love, he will die and loneliness will take his last breath
The princess has proved her loyalty and her love with this test

She has proven her strength, her devotion was her greatest skill
As we have done everything that we could, to break down her will
She has proved herself worthy to marry the future king
And we will all live in peace and happiness once again
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Submitted on October 09, 2013

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All poems included here are just first draft's. I hadn't written poetry for a few years, so to polish my art and find my muse I posted some quickly written poems on these pages so I could see your response. It has helped me by reading your reviews about my poems (all of which I have taken into consideration) all comments have helped me improve my work a great deal. Thank you. I realy enjoy reading all your poems. I find some very insperational, some very heart felt, some very deep, which has helped me to push myself and dig deeper. Very deep, on some occasions. So my own poetry has vastly improved- since I have joined this sight, it has certainly helps splur me on. Thank You for all your imput and replies, please keep it up. It has helped educate me and make me a better writer. So if you would like to read more of my poems (the ones I've taken time over, polished them, played with them, worked on them till they truly worked)for your pleasure I have now with confidence published my own book. A MEASUREMENT OF THE MIND, POEMS OF LIFE AND LOVE. its available on ebook at Amazon. Thank You. more…

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