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The Door -2- The Return

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The Door -2- The Return

The great Kings and Queens have now returned
to a time and a land so foreboding and spurned.
Since the time they had left what could have gone wrong?
For what had once been, all Narnia now longed.

Little did they know the adventure in store,
the reason they were called back through “the door”.
This castle so strong an army had attacked,
Narnia was passing from sight- this to them was fact.

But one was born to rule and restore all things,
a Tamarin prince who was meant to be king.
Young Caspian grew up amidst deception and lust,
hardly was there now a soul he could trust.

Circumstances threw these young ones together,
choices they made would seal Narnia’s fate forever.
Hatred for the past fuled the world of men,
they swore the land of Narnia would never rise again.

Prince Caspian and High King Peter led the fight
rallying Narnian creatures in the quest for the right.
And so both sides had at it till mighty Aslan appeared,
the coming of the great lion put down Narnia’s fears.

Now, a just king Caspian’s words were heeded,
King Peter and Queen Susan were no longer needed.
The young ones vanished from the sight of them all-
Edmund and Lucy would one day hear "the call".

So, a last look around as they step through “the door”,
a tree in the courtyard took them to “ another shore”.
They arrived the same spot, awaiting the train
but having been in Narnia, they’d never be the same.

***From the Disney- Walden Media movies based off the C. S. Lewis novels
      “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” and “Prince Caspian”***

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  1. Date: 1/29/2010 8:08:00 AM
    This one took me on an adventure.

  1. Date: 1/26/2010 11:49:00 PM
    Awesome write! Very well told indeed. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes, Caroline.

  1. Date: 1/26/2010 8:06:00 PM
    Awesome write, Doug! I haven't seen the movies or read the novels you mentioned, but I found your poem enchanting. Perhaps I need to go back and get reacquainted with my inner child. Love it! And you! Carolyn