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Story Teller

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Story Teller

I traveled
With my friend
Deep into the Forest
To seek out the story teller

If you are brave enough
He will tell your story
Listen carefully 
It will come true
Adventures and riches
The realization of you

Still there is a darker side
Two must approach
There will be a great loss
The other must pay a cost

Each story will be told
You won't know who's future unfolds
The message will be received
The curse will follow
The one who leaves

So me and my friend 
We walk many days
Through gnarled trees
On the path we stay
Following strange music
It beckoned on the  breeze

In a clearing
A tiny crooked house
Door open
We walk in
"I was expecting you"

We sit down together
In front of the fire
He lays out the rules

"One will win
One will lose
You will not know
Which the future will choose"

With great detail he did describe
We listened intently to his tale
On the wings of adventure our minds did sail

Story one
A glorious tale
Adventure and riches
A hero who can't fail
Crowned a king
A castle home
In fields of clover
With his true love he roams
Respect and wealth
A family fine
I hope and pray this future is mine

The second tale is that of woe
A land of darkness wherever he goes
Who's future is this
We do not know
Within our hearts the doubt it grows

We listen to each tale until the end
Is this all real or just pretend
How can I be happy if my friend is lost
We both failed to consider the ultimate cost

The story teller says
"You are both very brave
which of you chooses your friend to save?"

Name the price
I will pay
He smiles his smile
And then he says
"You must give the good future away
Instead it's here that you must stay"

Come deep into the forest
Bring with you a friend
All I ask is that your ears you'll lend
If you come together
The stories won't be pretend
If you have dreams you want to come true
There has to be
Two of you

For I am
The Story Teller
The weaver of Dreams
The answers you seek
Are closer than they seem

Written May 12th, 2013


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  1. Date: 5/11/2014 12:53:00 PM
    Hi Richard, always such eloquence and great weaving of tales seem to come from your pen. You just pulled me Into this one. I enjoyed the whole expedition, the meeting of the story teller, The tales and especially the ending, that I did not expect. Once more we are led along on a well woven tale. I can just picture us all sitting round the camp fire listening to this tale as you tell It. An excellent piece, I really enjoyed. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 11:30:00 AM
    I love telling stories...and this one catured me. I'm with Rose...I think I heard beating drums in the background...:)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/20/2013 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I love reading your stories Caleb, so glad you enjoyed mine.
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 12:21:00 AM
    This is a captivating story. It really shines a light on fate and how unknown our future is and why it is better not to know, really.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/14/2013 6:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Suzanne, we think we would like to know but where would the fun be in that.
  1. Date: 5/13/2013 6:57:00 AM
    Wow! I sit crossed legged before you as an Indian Chief for this one, and I pass on the speaking feather to you Richard, for this is an awesome story, keep the fire roaring, and tell me some more, have a great day word warrior and story spinner, truth and honesty always prevails, blessed be, three times three xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/13/2013 7:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I just love your comment you just made my day. This one scored low points wise so I was wondering if somehow I missed the mark with it.
  1. Date: 5/13/2013 6:51:00 AM
    Hi Richard....I read this enchanting tale yesterday but I wasn't in the right place to find the words...A bit better today. Richard...this is a lovely engaging story....the first three lines of your last stanza is how I see you. Thanks for the encouraging visits. They have given me strengh. Blessings...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/13/2013 6:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What a nice thing to say;0) how was your Mothers Day?
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 5:43:00 PM
    Entwining story that you have woven..Enjoyed reading this eve..Thanks for stopping by...Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/13/2013 5:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My pleasure Sara
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 1:56:00 PM
    Good writing, Richard. I like the air of fantasy and imagination you create. Especially like the second to last stanza. Have a good one, -Jeremy

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/13/2013 5:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Jeremy
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 12:52:00 PM
    Wow, that was good! Captivated me all the time. Nothing I love more than poetry that tells a good story!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/13/2013 5:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Caleah
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 12:44:00 PM
    Fine mythology here! Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/13/2013 5:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Matthew
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 10:15:00 AM
    Wow that ending caught me off-guard. Such an intriguing fantasy story, my friend! I wrote something along the same lines of two buddies testing each other's friendships. Though with less eloquence and a bit more darkness. Going to my faves! I love how much this makes me think...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/13/2013 5:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have made some changes to it since you read it. Let me know what you think.