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Humbelright

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Humbelright

...for my yeoman brothers and sisters


Beneath the ancient ewe, my limbs grow 
strong. Ever watchful of the bayn-scurry 
crow.These fields I wander know my 
footfall well, for thee- I sharpen arrow and 
wax my bow. With gifts of chert, and 
streams to quench, this land I must 
protect.

His Will be mine, my only prayer; swoop 
like the hawk when set upon, and tangle 
wings in fearsome clench. My lads and I 
with feathered hearts, brave winds that 
blow; but tumble not. 

Darkened skies and chains that rattle; 
forge iron limbs like ghosts we battle.
When you pass us on the street, a steady 
gait and calm pervades. Calamity our lords 
invent, may bend our will, but never 
break.

Just as the tide implores the moon; stay 
the course! God's Will be true.



03/09/14
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  1. Date: 4/15/2014 8:01:00 AM
    God's always true Jim, luv xxx

  1. Date: 3/23/2014 9:37:00 AM
    I especially like the last two lines..Great poetry that I have just read..Sara

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 5:47:00 PM
    Yes, God's will be true!I love these lines: "Darkened skies and chains/ that rattle; forge iron limbs like ghosts we battle." It's nice to see you posting, James!

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 5:27:00 PM
    This one is filled with mystery, I enjoyed reading it Jim.

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 8:44:00 AM
    Aw Jimbo..Always such pleasure to read your poetry..I just wish I had time to read much much more..An excellent post.Hope mama is better.

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 1:08:00 PM
    James, great poem and excellent rhyming pattern!