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A Bastion of One

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Knight, Beaten, Medieval, Battle

The wounded warrior was a bastion that fought the enemy with bloodied side. He truly was a Knight to gaze upon, a Samson who defended right with pride. The enemy continued its onslaught against an army made of only one who with a sword and spear so bravely fought until the moment he was overcome. With eyes toward the stars he faced his end, still hoping beyond hope to win the fight. He prayed that reinforcements they might send for he would not survive throughout the night. As he lay dying on the castle grounds, he smiled to hear the galloping knights’ sounds. 9/11/2020 NA A Warrior Sonnet 9/25/20 N-A re-run 11' Poetry Contest 10/1/2020 'Second Chances NA poems of 2020 Part III' Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Chantelle Anne Cooke

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Date: 10/7/2020 2:07:00 PM
Elegant story of medieval gallantry - pain then hope intermingled within a crusade for all that is good. Wonderfully written. Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 9/12/2020 7:39:00 AM
Janis, your poem beautifully and tragically depicts the courage one must have to fight and defend so bravely.. even when the odds are stacked against someone. Poignant imagery inspirits this piece with life and death drama and your couplet with hope for the wounded warrior to know he can rest in peace. Best wishes for a win.. ~Susan
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