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Little Warrior

Little warrior, take heart and know this
That before you came into my ranks
My kingdom had stood untouched
Safely guarded in that mountain fortress
Where's kept the heart and dreams of its king
Where flew the battle flag of solitude overhead
With the warning printed so boldly thereon
"Don't tread on me!"

My kingdom slumbered in a wintered sleep 
That rendered my reign bereft of flavor
Then you, still baptized in bloody victory
Let loose your piercing battle cry
That shook the very foundation of my kingdom
Crumbling down the fortress walls!

Little warrior, my first knight, despair not
For you've become the salt of my kingdom
And the favored champion of this king's heart
And by very reason of your appointment
Have stayed the axeman his fatal cut
To my own mortality, for yet another term.

Look now my little prince
To that once cold mountain fortress
That had imprisoned in cold stone a hollow dream
Gloriously basking now in the warmth of defeat
Look there, high above the cherry blossoms
Where now the nightingale and cardinal sing
A new flag, warmly streaming on a spring breeze
Proudly raised in the fullness of my heart
This battle weary king's final treasure
At last, at long, long, last...
Flies my precious white flag!

                                           Timothy I. Brumley

* A poem for my son that conveys the emotions I felt while witnessing the miracle of his birth
Written in free verse form as a reminder that freedom is never won free of cost, but
instead requires upon her sacred alter, the greatest of all sacrifices.

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  1. Date: 9/12/2011 8:56:00 AM
    Has almost a supernatural feel to the words and meaning. Glad you put the explanation at the bottom as the reality of the words you weave describe the miracle beautifully......Soup Mail

  1. Date: 4/22/2011 10:41:00 AM
    No! I did not forgetyou TIM, I have not.been able to pick up where I left off... but, I was planning to see if you where back... I think the last poem I read of yours was.. about worms....LOL.. so how.are you? Good ... I assume.. well this is a great poetic poem... serves good purpose.. take care... p.d.

  1. Date: 4/14/2011 9:15:00 AM
    What a touching poem for your son, Tim. You no longer live in a "fortress of solitude" when you are blessed with children. It sounds like you have him some great advice and instilled important values. Awesome poem, my friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 7:02:00 AM
    What a beautiful sunny day here at my house. I am so happy to be able to read your amazing poetry this morning Tim. I hope you will enjoy your day and that you find inspiration along the way. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 9:43:00 PM
    How utterly beautiful , Timothy. This was not recent, was it? You conveyed great tenderness and pride in your well crafted poem here.

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 7:40:00 PM
    I saw my daughter born and her son, my grandson born and it was a miracle, so i can relate to this poem which was very beautiful.