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The Squire

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The Squire

A young squire set off
through the dark woods
he was on his way to town
to find adventure and fun

When he was set upon by villains
bravely he fought them off
his sword now blood-red
on toward the town ahead 

Then a fearsome dragon
blocked his way with fire
he strung his longbow
and shot it dead through the eye

He passed by an old man
his cart stuck in a rut
the squire lent a hand
his gaze he could not advert

He has e-spied a comely maiden
hair of gold and lips like satin
a twinkle in her blue eyes as she gazed 
struck by the bolt of love

He rode with them to town
saw them settled in the inn
then to the lord of the manor
to swear his fealty on bended knee

The lord knighted the young squire
"A boon, I ask," my lord, "I am in love
and wish to wed. Will you grant my wish"?
"Indeed I will," the lord replied,

"Lets all feast and be merry
as you take your bride's hand",
a banquet spread before them
they exchanged their rings

Now they retire to the boudoir
there let us leave this pair of new weds


written 03/22/2013

contest: medaeval idealism

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  1. Date: 8/25/2013 2:44:00 PM
    Great entry.... Tactful ending.... Congrats on your win.... Jake

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/27/2013 2:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi and ty Jake appreciated Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/25/2013 3:00:00 AM
    Congrats on yr win. Morgan charming Linda

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/25/2013 7:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Danesh pleased you like it Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 7:50:00 PM
    Amazing win shadow... congrats in the Medaeval Idealism contest... SKAT

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/25/2013 7:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty so kind of you Skat enjoy your W/E Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 4:30:00 PM
    A great write Shadow, congrats on your win....Peter

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/22/2013 10:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Peter it was fun subject to write about Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 12:39:00 PM
    Outstanding, congratulations!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/22/2013 10:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard Ty so much hope you have a lovely W/E Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 10:51:00 AM
    The tale and words flowed soo well. I'm finding I really loved this contest... Congrats on the win!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/22/2013 10:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Carol yes so did I and the different takes again Ty Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 5:48:00 AM
    Congrats for your win on this sweet tale of love, bravery, and romance!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/22/2013 10:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Eileen so kind of you Ty Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 12:40:00 AM
    Remarkable tale. Congratulations

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/22/2013 10:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Freddie so glad you enjoyed Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/21/2013 7:26:00 PM
    congrats on a great win Shadow

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/22/2013 10:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Joseph I enjoyed this contest Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/21/2013 6:44:00 PM
    I love how you ended this with humor !! So cute this is !! Good work, Shadow!!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/22/2013 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol me and my off-beat humor glad you like Ty Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/21/2013 5:44:00 PM
    Delightful story! You outdid yourself describing a daring, charming, noble hero and an impressively beautiful damsel in distress. Capped off nicely as well. Congrats!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/22/2013 10:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Isaiah Ty so much your contest was great fun Ty for running it and for my high place Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/21/2013 4:58:00 PM
    Congrats to you on your top of the list win..Enjoyed reading it again..Sara

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/22/2013 10:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Sara it was so much fun Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/20/2013 6:08:00 PM
    Oooh, I love medieval stories and this one was exciting. Always, Laura

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/21/2013 1:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Laura I do too lol. ty for taking time to read my scribbles Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/20/2013 8:21:00 AM
    Ahhh!!! Great story and ending..It is idealism..Reads like a winner to me..Sara

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/20/2013 11:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Sara and ty so encouraging Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 7:37:00 PM
    (7) good luck in the contest... LINDA

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/20/2013 11:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty so Linda nice to see you stop in Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 6:32:00 PM
    ahhh yes the lord and his lady! Thanks so much for stopping by my verses. Light & Love

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/20/2013 11:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Debbie nice of you to stop by and ty for reading Shadow x smiles