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The Reluctant Soldier: XXII

The Reluctant Soldier: XXII

Posted April 18th, 2017 by Gracithe1andonly

by *Snow* Songs in the Night
in wardly searching

 

Unus:

There is some harmless mischief in this, my friend,

An amount of hysteric hilarity

That keeps me alive, preserves my mind. Comrade,

Ask not for my tears.

 

Duo:

I wonder, if I had been able to stay,

Would I have met a lady that could love me?

It is a strange thought, but not unnatural.

I have no sweetheart.

 

Tres:

Twisting this way and that, upside and downside,

Trying to read a hidden message that, friend,

Might not be there. What makes this scene charming is

Your perplexed, fraught frown.

 

Quattor:

I dreamed last night of a child of the Shoals,

One of the Shole, from Canalope. He

Cried out words I could not understand, despite

Knowing his language.

 

Quinque:

Sweet, stolen moments alone with just these two,

My pen and my book, bound by my father’s hands,

His old hands that could not have held this large blade.

I don’t regret that.

 

VI:

I heartily recommend that you not laugh,

Especially at little Dokigon, for

He takes himself so seriously, it’s hard

To keep a straight face.

 

Septem:

Oh, my father, for whom I did all these things,

Lying and leaving and taking up a sword

To battle for a cause I truly despise,

Please- live. Live and thrive.

 

 


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