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The Reluctant Soldier: XXXVII

The Reluctant Soldier: XXXVII

Posted August 10th, 2017 by Gracithe1andonly

by *Snow* Jingle Bells
in wardly searching

 

Unus:

I despise you, stubborn Sholé, the people

Of my mother, for letting it go this far.

If you can destroy us, do so, then make peace

With our remainder.

 

Duo:

Time drags on-I have written that phrase before,

But now, instead of limping, she strolls onward,

Stopping to smell the flowers, to greet her friends-

Infuriating!

 

Tres:

Four legs support a board to make a table,

Where anything from wrestling to a feast

Can come to pass. What supports a man so he

Can weather all storms?

 

Quattor:

Hard, salty crackers and aging water is

Hardly easy eating, but unless you wish

To starve, then dip one in the other and wish

Yourself the king's feast.

 

Quinque:

What would I be if I had let Father go?

Would I have died of grief and shame? Would I be

The lyrist I wish to be without lying,

Honest and kindly?

 

VI:

Auron is his name, the man I did this for;

My beloved father who taught me to hold

A hammer, but was glad to see me take up

Music beside it.

 

Septem:

Perhaps nothing will happen, in the end-no!

Why do I delude myself? It will soon be

That I betray the person I could have been.

What will I do then?

 

 


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