Secret Of The Sword

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Kingdom of Arthur’s rule

Castle walls bleed and groan

So long since sword was pulled

From such unrelenting stone

 

Once seen as an empire’s saviour

Now gone quite mad with power

His tyrannical fist clenched tightly

While hand of GOD strikes the hour

 

Lancelot and Guinevere had stolen away

A best friend and lover’s ultimate betrayal

The bringing of disgrace to the throne

Catalyst for a rulers decayed mind portrayal

 

Shed the blood of the Unicorn

Just to have it’s horn

 

Without pity every dragon slayed

With their golden treasure, debts be paid

 

Seeing to it that angels cry out in fear

That he may fill his chalice with their tears

 

Bringing the majesty of the mountains down

To be the next to wear their crown

 

Mighty knights of the table round

Must all recognize their station

A single chance left to stand and fight

And hold ever strong for Camelot’s salvation

 

We must revolt against our demented King

Expelling the madman from a Kingdom’s demise

The pride of power, how it corrupts when forsaken

He must be overthrown, Excalibur to be our prize 

 

The Sword of sorcery extracted from his hip

Given most unwillingly and with a warriors fight

Famed blade stolen and returned to a watery home

Lady of the Lake now to keep it ever in her sight

 

Mercy shown to a once proud Emperor Arthur

His wounds of body and mind set free to sail

Across calm waters to Isle of Avalon’s refuge

Only to be shipwrecked by a piercing Siren’s wail.

 

Knights and peasants now unable to coexist

Camelot finding war and famine commonplace

Formerly sturdy castle walls become it’s people’s tomb

As the once mighty civilization falls in disgrace

 

Our Lady of the Lake back in control of the sword.

This cutlass her wicked weapon of despair and destruction

Wizard Merlin’s devotion cast his spell on the mighty sabre

Possess it’s possessor as tragedy reigned was it’s seduction

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9 responses to “Secret Of The Sword

    • Thank you very much. Pieces like this are challenging but fun. I get a line or two or a basic idea, and the story just kind of forms in my head. The Lady of the Lake didn’t become the true villainess until I was almost finished and the twist with the spell by Merlin on the sword at the order of the Lady just came outa nowhere. I LOVE it when things like that happen. Thanks again for your kind comments and encouragement.

  1. what magick you have spun today within the Sword of Truth you share…
    Beautiful, yet sad, for could have been
    and what was to be had
    Take care…You Matter
    )0(
    maryrose

    • Thank you. Such a great compliment. I had fun with this one. And the twist at the end that has the lady of the lake being the unseen antagonist/puppet master all along. I love it when an ending just sort of reveals itself to me as I write. I almost never start with an ending in mind, or if I have one it rarely remains the same as the piece unfolds. Thank you again for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed this. Be well….

      JMC

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