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Guard of the border

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© G.V., 10-22-2012, All Rights Reserved

Sponsor: Poet Destroyer A
Contest Name: free verse
placement: 1st

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Guard of the border


Pursued fromward eastern directions I stand,
aeriforms of the dawn appear to annunciate,
that soldiers close in, the borders to infiltrate,
to slaughter farmers and our lands to demand.

I stand upon black turf, damp from the rain;
unfaithful disorderly horde closes in to border;
the peace of pasture subsides to onset order
and the waving of steppe horses' black mane.

I slaughter the attacking, impertinent mortals,
benevolently I send them to warriors' terra;
Crimson spills onto Tagma Flags of Porphyra,
and on my face to dissipate on Spring's portals.

The flag waves, its red in dawn, and morning
rises innocently from its euphoric nostalgia,
forsooth blessed are Mistral's liturgy and eulogia,
the orderly kills of barbarians and mourning.

A blissful Helios lifts to his vaulting course,
while my blade sends the condemned to Hades;
prodigious bliss, the slaughtered mourn fades,
while honey bees buzzing muffles my remorse.

Dark form I am, on border's deathly fallow,
my tagma blade defines this oblation to earth,
the ornis stare amazed at her insatiable dearth,
along this holy communion's denatured hallow.

Through this virtuous and triumphant passage,
slow I denature bleeding to an euphoric river,
I am a pasture of Argemones and dew of silver,
and I become the Mistral that carries my ravage.

© G.V., 10-22-2012 All rights reserved

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  1. Date: 8/7/2013 12:49:00 AM
    nice win Giorgio ;}

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 5:32:00 AM
    this moved me super poem congrats on win Shadow smiles

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 11:14:00 PM
    G V, ... congratulations... LOVE ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 4:54:00 PM
    Congratulations on your superb win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 5:41:00 PM
    I love to discover new words; you've given me plenty to chew on. I love the grand intensity of it all, even if, like Danesh, I don't truly understand much of it. No matter... Congratulations... Jack

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 4:20:00 PM
    honestly i understand half of what is written, but even half is more than covered what happened, the raging battle of Helios so long forgotten, an epic equals to Middle Earth Of J. K Tolkien! Congrats on your win !

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 3:40:00 PM
    A very powerful write G, congrats on your big win xxx

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 2:25:00 PM
    Your poetry ignites the paper and my being. I bow to your talented amazing pen. Superb imagery gave me a feeling of watching a thrilling mini-movie :) Congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 1:38:00 PM
    This flows so beautifully and the images tell an amazing much to awaken the emotions. Congratulations on a superb win. SuZ

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 10:41:00 AM
    To write such a poem, you are a poet to be admired and respected.......always exceeding beyond the average with your knowledge and use of language.....I am awed and impressed as always. It is a great honor to be placed in any contest by you. Thank you very much.

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 8:33:00 AM
    Hi, G V., congratulations... luv~ Linda

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:12:00 PM
    I can see this winning the contest! I love it! Best of luck :)

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 4:46:00 PM
    Interesting lines penned in this one..The soldier and farmer must have fought alongside and died together..Thanks for the visit to my work..Sara..Soup Mail soon..

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 4:49:00 AM
    I love the passion of struggle between war and life Wow excellent poem poet

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 8:32:00 PM
    Hi Giorgio, I'm hoping I can convince you to enter my Girl Rising contest. I really enjoy your unique writing style and would love if you added your voice to my contest.

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V.
    Date: 7/25/2013 9:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I already did Richard. Days ago. Thank you for the honor. G.
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 3:56:00 PM
    Quite a scene you have portrayed here...a scene of battle and victory...Helios...beautiful. I speak some Greek having lived in Cyprus for 17 years. Very well written....thanks for your visit.