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The Reluctant Soldier: XXVI

The Reluctant Soldier: XXVI

Posted May 13th, 2017 by Gracithe1andonly

by *Snow* Valence
in wardly searching

 

Unus:

Did people use to dance here, little friend? Oh!

Did wanton laughter use to ring? Yes, but now

There is silence, silence except for mirthless,

Bitter peals from me.

 

Duo:

There was once an honest artist, a Caddan,

Who destroyed a lyre. It told a lie,

Thus its name- I know little of Caddae, but

I know he loves truth.

 

Tres:

I am not given to loud noises, being

The youngest of a very busy household.

I preferred to watch and wait and squirrel away

The things that scared me.

 

Quattor:

Sometimes I think someone else is using me,

Walking with my legs, talking with my voice, and

All in all, I feel quite appropriated.

But no. I am me.

 

Quinque:

I understand the River Songs at long last,

The communal humming after flood-staunch,

Deep and comforting noises sending riled

Souls off to slumber.

 

VI:

I used to think, on occasion, of leaving,

Deserting, but that would bring worse dishonor

Than being discovered for just what I am;

A lying lyrist.

 

Septem:

Leaving would do no more good than staying, and

More evil to those whom I love. And who knows?

Perhaps my staying shall grant a small chance that

I will change something.

 

 


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Found it! This is

Found it! This is awesome!

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<(QuartzMaster A.K.A. Osaid)> Read my books!!!! :D

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Posted by SiliconDioxideMaster on Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:18
Thank you so

Thank you so much!

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Posted by *Snow* Songs in... on Wed, 05/17/2017 - 15:05
Thank YOU for writing

Thank YOU for writing it!

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<(QuartzMaster A.K.A. Osaid)> Read my books!!!! :D

"Uuuuuuuuurr Ahhhhhhhhhrrrrrr Uhhrrrrr Ahhhrrrr Aaaaarrrggghhh..." - Chewbacca

Posted by SiliconDioxideMaster on Wed, 05/17/2017 - 16:03
Oh I can't believe how many

Oh I can't believe how many of these I'd missed out on.

The wording for each stanza is brilliant and it links everything together as if it wasn't constructed of seven groups.  (* ^ - ^ * )

 

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Posted by Tse on Fri, 05/19/2017 - 03:50

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