A Return To Arms


Such a relief to feel familiar ground under foot

A heart lifted by the comfort of my old haunts

Called back to be where I belong once again

Freed from chains of daunting oppressive taunts


My journey has taken me places filled with fear

Fear overtaken by the wild flames of desire

Unknown places spread wide with possibility

Overcoming every test by water, air, and fire


Returning with a resolve as hard as forged steel

To face this old world with a passion renewed

Newly opened eyes to such a different sight

Strange satisfaction in sameness being viewed


So challenge not this noble warriors resolve

As I have returned to survey my Kingdom again

Bolstered by the brilliance of my compatriots in words

Now destined to succeed with two hearts driving my pen