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MASSACRE

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MASSACRE

With her ragged breath.
She said she missed the sun.
As she knew they would come.
She heard the screams from far away.
Knowing the goblins had their way.
Straw colored hair hung to her shoulders.
Her bright green eyes blended with the forest.
She had her trusty goblin sword on her side.
It was a matter of honor to carry a sword at ones hip.
Though Brannis was the only knight who truly had one. 
An "Enchanted" blade on the side of his hip,  I mean.
He received the sword from his father long ago.
Upon receiving his knighthood at age fifteen.
Though his father was glad to be rid of the thing.
An heirloom from a family of sorcerers.
Who said, they had no need of it anymore.
It had always made his father uneasy to wield it. 
When he first received it, with the serrated blades.
And,  imprinted with the word "  MASSACRE" .
Though, I always thought it was a handsome piece.
With it's handle carved into a fire breathing dragon.
True, it was not often a female joined the ranks.
I felt the silent need to revenge my fathers death.
That was the whole point of being out here in the goblin forest.
Along side of the other new recruits, I had to prove my worth. 
I was told this was my test, test of strength, as the king put it.
I had to proved myself, I always kept my fathers shield next to my heart!
I was tired, though I knew I had to keep going to get out of this forest.    
As I surely don't want to come home as a mangled warrior.
Or even worse, become dinner for the goblin king !    
   

   Fri. 6/07 / 2013  12:30 noon

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  1. Date: 10/16/2013 4:49:00 PM

    I see a fable like tale of old with a touch of darkness and fear. wonderful to read =)

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 3:04:00 PM

    It sound like the start of an epic poem good job poet

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 2:29:00 PM

    Exciting poem here. Awesome job. Thanks so much for all the kind comments on my poetry. I really appreciate it. I'll have to read some more of your stuff. I really like this one. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 8:15:00 AM

    Debbie; This sounds like a story/poem and it's great. I loved it. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 6:39:00 PM

    The Goblln came prancing through the glen, choking on a toad and then, she pierced him through his black heart you see, massacre did plunge so bloodily...amen....hehe

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 9:02:00 PM

    A lovely Tale :)

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 7:43:00 PM

    A very intense write Debbie, I enjoyed your verse tonight xxx

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 10:05:00 AM

    I thoroughly loved it,ma'am.......:):):)

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 8:30:00 AM

    Interesting tall tale that you have told in poetic form..If for a contest, reads like winning material to me..Good luck..Your presence at my work is always uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 10:40:00 PM

    Hey, this is pretty cool, Debbie!! It seems like it is not the end. Like it is just a part of a larger piece. Is it? Well, that is interesting about your family of redheads. mY mom had bright red hair when she was younger then it changed to auburn and in her 80's is finally turning grey!!

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:04:00 PM

    hi debbie I like your short story it's unique and fantastical thanks have a good day

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 11:28:00 AM

    - Debbie, you are telling a great "story" ...... - I thought a little .... Women have for years fighting their way to show strength. - So this is not just an "adventure". - Very, very talented Debbie! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 10:13:00 AM

    wow Debbie you take us where, well into such imagery, such intensity, absolutely love this..

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 4:58:00 PM

    Debbie, congrats on your membership. I am also flattered because you read "illusions" to your granddaughter. I wrote that a while back to deal with my feelings about religion and evolution. Anyhow--MASSACRE in this case is a proper noun and also not one. Very clever are you! You seem to be a master of double meanings, and it is a lot of fun. Your sense of humor is as enchanting as the sword. Please keep up the good work and remember--flattery will get you everywhere!

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 5:37:00 PM

    JK Rowling step aside. The new fantasy writer has just been discovered lol . Great write Debbie, I feel this story deseves to go on and on a while longer. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 8:30:00 AM

    I don't know WHY I have this urge to see Lord of the Rings again, after reading this. This was a very enjoyable read!