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PALADIN

She tries to rearrange the sunrays, 
calls clouds clutter, 

Namaqualand daisies that stray 
are worthy of slaughter, 

too erratic, too off-colour 
defying borders. 

Nightmares intrude, 
find her unaware, bleed hurts dry, 

sand grains are sorted by composition 
and size, though many fail 

to comply.  Secrets, dozens, 
this paladin keeps,

their shadows bring chaos 
when she submits to sleep. Somehow 

she inters her cry, 
an art she has mastered. 

Hidden, a hint of formaldehyde 
in tears, for ghosts return 

to box her ears. Few would guess 
at the cautions she takes, 

how trust strains against barricades. 
But love is there, a babe pressing 

on crib bars, it stains sleeves, 
it fills her ribs and yet somehow, 

it dissolves in air.  How could she be 
so misunderstood, defending 

rare treasures, 
restoring perfect order, 

freeing truth from falling stars, 
sweeping creaks 

from ancient stairs 
and re-gilding tarnished alters.  

All she wants is peace, 
harmony, everything good,

so she does more, 
more than she should, schools truants, 

tames the wild 
                        and refuses to falter.




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  1. Date: 3/22/2013 9:05:00 AM
    A M A Z I N G !

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 11:29:00 PM
    Brilliant! FAVing it. I found this on your your blog and the quotes help to define the purpose of this poem. Love it! XXX, Su