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land of forever youth part one

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land of forever youth part one

The story begins 
a long long time ago 
in the emerald isle 
in the land 
of forever green 
one day while out hunting 
Oisin who belonged 
to an old Irish 
ancient warrior tribe 
called the Fianna 

spied the most amazingly beautiful 
young woman 
long red glistening 
golden flowing 
in the sunlight 
her hair 
amazing beautiful 
dazzling in 
the sun's reflection 
casting magically 
in golden light 
appearing like an angel 

floating across the ground 
on a white shining 
silver ivory horse 
the horse hit a cluster 
of stones in the field 
sending sparks flying 
into the air 

as she spoke 
in a small soft sweet 
voice sounding of music 
plucking the string 
of a harp 
she began by saying 
my father is the king 
of Tir Na Nog 

Oisin stepped forward 
from the group of hunters 
in order to welcome her 
as their eyes met 
sparkling beautiful his insides 
in one glance 
they fell in love 
she looked at him saying 
come with me 
to Tir Na Nog 
to the land 
of forever young 

Niamh pleaded 
with her new found love 
totally smitten 
within a moments hesitation 
Oisin swung up behind 
the beautiful maiden 
upon the back 
of the white horse 

together they 
crossed the sea 
to Tir Na Nog 
having grown up 
in the emerald isle 
in the land 
of the teddy bear 
Oisin he was spellbound 
in his eyes 
it shone in sheer disbelief 
such a beautiful land 
ever existed 

gazing upon this land 
he was stunned 
as his mouth 
fell open in awe 
dazzling beautiful 
all around him 
in this enchanting
 magical land 
they both built 
a life together s 

spending each day exploring 
sitting upon the back 
of thee white mare 
their love grew deeper 
in sharing such beauty 
enchanting in every way 
was her homeland 
yet deep down inside 
a small part of Oisin's soul 
feelings of loneliness 
such feelings 
were unheard of in Tir Na Nog 

in spite of all her efforts , 
Niamh was unable 
to ease Oisin's loneliness 
homesick one day 
he came to Niamh 
saying he desired 
to visit his homeland , 
missing his family 
also his close Fianna friends 

she could not stop him 
as his desire was to strong 
she agreed to his pleas 
she could not hold him back 
saying on your return 
to Ireland upon the white mare 
what ever you do 
never let your foot touch the soil 
of the emerald isle

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  1. Date: 11/1/2013 9:42:00 PM
    You are a great story teller Liam, enjoyed your verse, xxx

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 5:11:00 PM
    wow this is quite the story poetically told... how can one not venture on to part 2? great write my friend :)

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 5:06:00 PM
    Wow I am speechless with this exceptional post..going to read part two Liam