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                         BEFORE THE BATTLE

My dreams bold dragons fight
Men in grim faces follow me by night.
My dreams across strange lonely roads will cross
  Shuddering cries of pain before me toss.  

I wake --and weeping roars from hanging trees
Across the angry rivers my fear is seized.

I am weary and feel so alone.
Where are the heroes –where have they gone?
Where is the honor-- valiants grabbed from distant lands?
Where are the sharpened spears  
                                  eased by mighty hands?
Where are the whispering stalwart
                Gentle hearts
                  Yet stinging bees
                            On the faces of my ancient enemies?

Find the armies       
         of my friends.

Send them to me
Before my battle ends.

Morning light will find me yonder by that willow

But Tonight my head
Lies uneasy on your pillow.

Victoria Anderson-Throop 2013

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  1. Date: 3/23/2013 9:52:00 AM
    beautiful poem, well written. In such a windy and snowy day, reading this piece just completes my relaxation. What a poem!

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 3:50:00 AM
    Wonderful poem Victoria. Rick

    Anderson-Throop Avatar Victoria Anderson-Throop
    Date: 3/23/2013 6:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Rick...i like this one, too...thanks for reading!