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Message in a Bottle

Proem After Sir Thomas recovered the Spear of Destiny and returned it to the Pope at the Vatican in Rome, he remained there for several months serving His Excellency, attending meetings, and recovering from several minor injuries sustained while recapturing the Spear that pierced the side of Jesus the Messiah. Sir Thomas could have stayed as a guest of the pope in one of their lush suites, but he chose the bare walls of a guest bedroom at the local Knights Templar castle. The pope then called upon him for his next assignment: Leave Rome immediately, by boat, again, back to Constantinople. “Head off a Scot by the name of Sir Robert Bruce, whom our intel indicates has a map and is currently on his way in search for the Holy Grail. Sir Robert is a stubborn ally. You will help Sir Robert, but convince him that the chalice of Jesus belongs here in Rome.” Prior to shoving off the west coast of Italy, a few miles from Rome, Sir Thomas wrote the following message, and placed it in a bottle. ______________________________________________________________ A.D. 1301 My dear sweet wife and babe within her womb The five long years since I had lost you both I prayed for inner peace despite my joy You're both in heaven; worship Thee Most High Because your love exceeds all life itself My lips will glorify you ever more I praise you for the rest; my living days Your name I lift on high with my bare hands Was on my bed that I remember you I think of you the watches of the night The shadow of your wings I cling my soul The depths of which my sword shall honor thee I yearn affections taste where two come one The seed by faith that yields abundant life Endures celestial kingdom's perfect place It brings this missive to its endless oath: To bless, release my restless heart that bleeds Commit my swords allegiance to the Lord To you Dagung the earth is smaller still For every inch be searched to see your face You disappeared, not dead but still alive I feel the transom temper my resolve For in this ship another search begins The Holy Grail; Dagung I'll find you both ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Postscript I toss the bottle through the wind to stormy sea Inside the missive of a knight in love with thee __________________________________________

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Date: 12/15/2015 1:22:00 PM
Your talent is amazing, I don't have a chance to read as much poetry as I used to, but I am glad to have found yours to read. Your pen is skilled.
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Thomas Carney
Date: 12/15/2015 2:34:00 PM
You made my day, cause I think I have so much to learn, especially better descriptive imagery, more show, less tell, but I do appreciate you reading this and for your precious comment. Thomas
Date: 12/10/2015 2:42:00 PM
Thomas, this is really good. This site is huge, but I enjoy the search for diamonds such as this poem.
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Thomas Carney
Date: 12/11/2015 12:09:00 PM
Rob, I am so glad you liked this. Personally, it was one of my favorites to write in the Templar Knight series. I may try to post more of them over here, and try to be on PS more often. I appreciate your time and comment. Thomas
Date: 10/4/2015 2:53:00 PM
Great write dear Knight, Sir Thomas... Thank you for sharing, Hugs, your friend, Tanya
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Thomas Carney
Date: 10/4/2015 3:11:00 PM
Wow, my first reply. I pretty much gave up on PS here and did not have the time for it. Thanks for reading one of my favorites I have ever written Tanya. Blessings, Thomas
Date: 10/3/2015 5:33:00 PM
Amazing - Thank you for sharing, TaYN6nya
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Date: 9/5/2015 3:29:00 PM
This poem is part of the Sir Thomas Templar Knight series. The first part of poem is a prologue called a Proem, written in a narrative. The next part is Blank Verse. However, the Postscript is written in Iambic Hexameter with end rhymes.
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