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Destiny's Clutch

The dawn spoke her name like a silken secret
carried carefree by the tradewinds of lust and larceny
imported from the traderoutes of paradise and pandemonium, 
sequined with violet venom she venerates the virtue of volition
her love is unlawful, unequalled in unrest, righteous in conquest,
tender in temptation, torrid your surrender, her beauty a will bender,

Queen of Empire Passion, warrior unknown to submission
her kingdom was not inherited, glory and throne ungifted,
the treasures, stables and territories, battles and crown all won,
rich in intellect, endowed with rare resources, affluent in original passion
bejeweled in natural beauty, she bewitches beasts and men alike,
Poets pen her preciously as Woman Total, Priests implore her pardon,
male servants pander to her anger and ardor, satisfaction she commands,
Sisterhood the symbol and soul of her mission,

I was just a man, a wanderer wading through her reign,
from the unsubdued North I came, a curious traveler with ancient name,
my tribe unfamiliar, underestimated, a Chieftain of steady pulse,
tresspassing towards her roots my aim was direct knowledge of her
woman of renown cunning and learning, woman of exotic ability,
seeking teaching and romance, though I would not be her Subject or victim,
this she knew, this she abhorred, a challenge to her dominance,

I agreed to meet her alone in the open morning of war,
in an abeyounce of gliding fire she comes riding out of the sun
regalia of black roses against red tears flying above her shoulder,
our horses begin a battle tromp, breaths heavy with moist mania
she has leopards in her eyes
poinsettias and death's palms painted on thighs,
scalps of exlovers and enemies slung on sadle
we acknowledge one another with ritual yell
I exclaim, Warrior Poetess, she screams Poet Warrior!
dismounting with mutual vigor our combat erupts
cutting my cheek with her blade's lip
kicking me in the ribs
I clinch her collared throat
and heel trip us to the ground
she snarls, I growl,
a glimpse of rescue in eachother's eyes -


Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 10/11/2014 8:00:00 AM
I want more! Extraordinary piece of writing my friend. As I read it I thought of Eileen. If this were made into a movie, I nominate her for the roll.
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Justin Bordner
Date: 10/11/2014 2:10:00 PM
As I wrote it I thought of dangerous love...J.A.B.
Date: 10/11/2014 4:50:00 AM
the tension gripped me, justin...a lovely poem especially the spectacular final line!.. huggs
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Justin Bordner
Date: 10/11/2014 2:04:00 PM
A legacy of self determination, a confrontation of terrific tension, aggravated affection! The grip is exhilarating Nette...J.A.B.
Date: 10/10/2014 8:15:00 PM
Splendor and bliss Justin... Loved it... Rated as well... Verlena
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Justin Bordner
Date: 10/10/2014 8:30:00 PM
A saga of rebels with relentless pride and passion Verlena...J.A.B.
Date: 10/10/2014 2:05:00 AM
Such an intense battle, and both of them will win.... I admire those warrior poets who are brave enough to write what they want to, and never conform to the illusion of perfection.... This is an astonishing write, Justin. The images easily unfolded in my mind. So talented you are!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 10/15/2014 1:20:00 AM
Thanks, Justin. I saw this battle as a fight for love, and if you fight for love, how can you lose?
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Justin Bordner
Date: 10/10/2014 8:25:00 PM
You understand genius, your talent, passion and technique are pure, unadulterated by the staus quo, nor by the monuments of the great maverick predecessors who traveled their own roads. I'm fascinated by your passionate profession, two victors emerging from combat, that's beautiful Kelly...J.A.B.
Date: 10/9/2014 5:50:00 AM
I see both the battle on their minds,and passion in their hearts.It makes me believe that last look in eachother's eyes would win over their pride and all they own,and passion wins above blood and death.So much to ponder about.An excellent poem Justin,Can see it asa movie.
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Justin Bordner
Date: 10/9/2014 8:44:00 PM
A battle for honor, a passion for worthy companionship. Can passion coexist with peace? The clarity of your heartfelt perspective is very meaningful, and beautiful Charma...J.A.B. Sometimes my visions unfold like a mesmerizing movie.
Date: 10/7/2014 10:32:00 PM
This was a fantastic tale, Justin. It was an epic tale of two fabulous and fantastic warriors who fight for love. It is superb, as only you can write. Wonderful
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Justin Bordner
Date: 10/8/2014 1:17:00 AM
Two warriors of opposite sex possessing exceptional purpose and skill meeting to create legendary love Eileen...J.A.B.
Date: 10/7/2014 5:54:00 PM
Amazing write, you seem to have encountered a special spotted lady. A deep, poem. I like the blade lip imagery, intense imagery. Justin, a wanderer wading through her reign, open morning war. A pleasurable poem to read this evening. Always LINDA
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Justin Bordner
Date: 10/8/2014 1:07:00 AM
She is a Lady with a pelt of furious beauty, woman her own Linda. Yeah, I got real excited with her vision, proud, decorated for victory, passionate as hot pain. The moment of battle does them both justice. I have been blessed to produce imagrey that supports the overall meaning divinely. My heart gets pumpin every time the battle comes Linda...J.A.B.
Date: 10/7/2014 2:57:00 PM
Greatest love rises in heights divine when two are willing to challenge one another. From the line about the red tears flying above her, I can see her aura of not only fiery dominance, but accelerating pains, that never crumble her. I love the image of the scalps of ex lovers and enemies at her side. gave your piece a tribal ambiance that is very interesting....I love this poem!! Favorited in a heartbeat. Always, Laura
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Justin Bordner
Date: 10/8/2014 12:59:00 AM
Continued...I love how you strongly relate to the Warrior Poetess, for this what you are my lovely Laura...J.A.B.
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Justin Bordner
Date: 10/8/2014 12:56:00 AM
The most intriguing corner of this encounter is arguably the undaunted pride and heart of the traveling Chieftain who has the courage, passion and ability to challenge the icon of an Empire, prepared to confront, love and battle to unknown ends against the woman he loves while defending his principles. The fight culminates with him being in a superior position, and only God knows the outcome Laura/J.A.B.
Date: 10/7/2014 2:49:00 PM
Wow Justin! A passionate dual resulting in unity in the vigorous war of words...heavily intriguing lines throughout. "in an abeyounce of gliding fire she comes riding out of the sun regalia of black roses against red tears flying above her shoulder" -What an image this invokes for me. Exquisite language and alliteration. I admire this Warrior Poetess, how you establish the dominant, fierce personality--it is a deep relief they receive the destiny of each other. The last line is very touching.-
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Justin Bordner
Date: 10/8/2014 12:39:00 AM
Portraying the Warrior Poetess as the fearless fighting Queen, a formidable and beautiful woman prepared for savage battle yet honorable with mystique was essential. Creating the ideal regalia and war paint was such a critical moment for me, to honor her fighting spirit with these original symbols. I chose to keep the Warrior Poet's image minimal and profound in contrast to her, its they're saga, but she is the centerpiece, they're bizarre and violent love the essence. J.A.B
Date: 10/7/2014 2:17:00 PM
my, a heated duel of mystical forces... this is amazing and powerful, justin.. huggs
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Justin Bordner
Date: 10/8/2014 12:22:00 AM
The question and wonder is Nette, will compassion or carnage result. I like how you see the mystical element in they're ambitions and hearts Nette... J.A.B.
Date: 10/7/2014 11:41:00 AM
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Justin Bordner
Date: 10/8/2014 12:19:00 AM
A raw convergence of two forces fighting to be understood, empowered Skat. Thank you for appreciating the beauty of this battle. J.A.B.
Date: 10/7/2014 12:19:00 AM
This. <3. I love every line. Every bit. Going into my favorites. This is a masterpiece
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Justin Bordner
Date: 10/7/2014 2:04:00 AM
Yes Jay, love it, see it, know it...I know you love physical poetry , dramtic romance! Your response is a prize! J.A.B.