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Robin Hood

Robin Hood It was in the time of John In the days that have long gone When the plight of right and wrong A test was set It took a man of iron will To battle on until A nation he would thrill They’d ne’er forget For John was all consumed by greed He over taxed those most in need Pleas of the peasants wouldn’t heed How they’d shout Though against his deep belief Robin became a famous thief To muster hope and some relief For those without Stepped forward Robin Hood With his motives understood He set out to do some good For the poor To his side a band of men Some of sword and some of pen Gathered round him, planned and then Evened the score High adventures, escapades Among the woods and leafy glades As Robin led his daring raids He did surprise Pouncing on the shallow rich From every tree and bush and ditch Relieving them of every stitch To equalize When the news to John was brought He ordered Robin must be caught Example to the people taught To keep them bound Soldiers he sent out in the wood Blundered about, it was no good No sight or sound of Robin hood Was to be found With a price upon his head Wanted both alive or dead Not a clue did one man shed As to his lair For all good men could plainly see Through his selective robbery It was the way it had to be To make life fair For their king old England yearned And when at last Richard returned He found a lesson had been learned Of how to rule Of your people earn their trust Let your reign be fair and just And remember that you must Ne’er be cruel Though a saint he’d never be For he’d robbed to set men free From the awful tyranny Of evil John Still he’s hard not to admire Whether surf or land-borne squire To his height try to aspire Everyone When he knew that he would die He shot an arrow through the sky Where it stuck he wished to lie Next Sherwood oak Though the truth may now be faint And the story old and quaint He remains a noble saint To all good folk.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 5/10/2013 8:14:00 PM
If there ever was a female Robin Hood,,, she would be just like me. then I'd go out and buy all the shoes in the world. I am a shoe lover before a saint... LOL... love~ LINDA
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Date: 4/25/2013 12:23:00 AM
A captivating and thorough read of the story of Robin Hood. The rhyme scheme looked difficult to pull off... but you made it seem easy. I'm not sure what contest this was for, but judging by the amount of congratulations, you did pretty well. I really enjoy your insightful visits, my friend... means a lot to me!
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Date: 4/20/2013 6:16:00 PM
Pleased to hear you liked the contest, Richard. I now have a blog offering a few additional comments of mine on the contest.
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Date: 4/20/2013 9:46:00 AM
Congrats on your deserving win Richard~A.O
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Date: 4/20/2013 8:02:00 AM
I enjoyed your story Richard...congratulations.... Donna
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Date: 4/20/2013 6:42:00 AM
Nice poem. Congrats.
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Date: 4/19/2013 6:45:00 PM
Enjoyed reading again Richard. Congrats
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Date: 4/19/2013 6:21:00 PM
One of my fav characters! Congrad's on Your Win. Light & Love
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Date: 4/19/2013 1:43:00 PM
You are a great story teller!! Congratulations, Richard !
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Date: 4/19/2013 12:48:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in Isaiah's contest. Good entry, Richard. :)
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Date: 4/19/2013 11:58:00 AM
Congratulations, Richard! The form looks familiar, but I can't identify it for certain, kind of like a Rubaiyat pattern, I think. Good job on a classic.
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Date: 4/19/2013 12:39:00 PM
Thank you Roy, it's no good asking me what the pattern is, I'm hopeless and clueless at all the techno side ha ha, I just go with whatever comes to mind.
Date: 4/19/2013 10:15:00 AM
Richard, Congratulations :-) with your awesome win in Isaiah's "Pull the Wool Over My Eyes!" contest :-) always a fan: > LINDA < :
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Date: 4/19/2013 12:51:00 PM
I am pleased and thank you. The style was a thought at how it might have been told, and at the same time a form I've not done before as per your contest. The contest by the way was a great idea to set.
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Richard D Seal
Date: 4/19/2013 12:41:00 PM
Thank you my Sweet Dark Friend, likewise at fan
Date: 4/19/2013 10:06:00 AM
This poem is very well written. I think it closely imitates the ballad style of those days. Anyway, I really like this poem, and I am sure you will be pleased to hear that it won first place in my contest! Congratulations!
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Richard D Seal
Date: 4/19/2013 12:53:00 PM
There you go. Have just put my reply to you in PDs lol. clot I is
Date: 4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Right on. This was a long poem, but a pleasure to read. Please keep writing some more beautiful Poems. Many blessings..... Lucilla
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Richard D Seal
Date: 4/19/2013 12:55:00 PM
Thank you Lucilla, Pleased you made it to end lol,
Date: 4/13/2013 12:38:00 PM
A compelling narrative. Well-crafted epic!
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Date: 4/19/2013 12:56:00 PM
Thanks for comment Ndaba, appreciated
Date: 4/12/2013 12:03:00 PM
the best kind of poems, are told here on the soup ~*~SKAT
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Date: 4/19/2013 12:58:00 PM
Yes they are Skat, I'm always knocked out by what I read on here.
Date: 4/11/2013 10:57:00 AM
You are a story-teller too...cool.
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Date: 4/19/2013 12:59:00 PM
One way or another I think we are, Thanks for the comment
Date: 4/8/2013 6:32:00 PM
This is really good richard, enjoyed the adventure.
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Richard D Seal
Date: 4/19/2013 1:03:00 PM
Thank you Richard, it's an adventure we can all relate too
Date: 4/7/2013 5:28:00 PM
Wonderfully written and fun to read poem. A few years ago I read the tale written in old English and enjoyed the style.
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Richard D Seal
Date: 4/19/2013 1:05:00 PM
I'ts a great story in any style, have read a few diff ones myself, thanks for the comment David
Date: 4/7/2013 4:31:00 PM
Always love Robin Hood, who doesn't, I also liked the story you weaved. thank you for reading Beauty Queen, JonBenet Ramsey was six at the time of her death.,,,, I will be reading more of your words for sure ;}
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Date: 4/7/2013 7:31:00 AM
Richard a great tale of one of our heroes, I have seen the spot where he 'supposedly ' is buried....the name Robin Hood is a myth but it is based on a true man who stole from the rich and gave it to the poor..David
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Richard D Seal
Date: 4/19/2013 1:08:00 PM
Thank you David, enjoyed your informative comment
Date: 4/6/2013 9:40:00 PM
One of my favorite stories.. I enjoyed the read and didn't know about the arrow either. BG
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Richard D Seal
Date: 4/19/2013 1:11:00 PM
One of mine too Barbara. We don't know for sure on the arrow but it certainly enhances the the story and the character. I am suprised you had not heard that before. Thank you for your comment
Date: 4/6/2013 7:03:00 PM
I read a novel about him, and I cried bitterly when he died in Little John's arms. Lovely lovely write, Richard. You have done him great justice. Auntie is proud! :)
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Richard D Seal
Date: 4/6/2013 7:07:00 PM
Awwwwww thank you Auntie that means so much to me (((hug)))
Date: 4/6/2013 5:03:00 PM
well, I learned something new today about how he shot an arrow in the sky to find his burial place. It would be so neat to know if it really happened, but he is just a myth, right? very nice review of this legend.
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Richard D Seal
Date: 4/6/2013 7:13:00 PM
Yes, probably a myth. A story that has grown through time, bits added here and there, but none of that matters, it's the message that's important
Date: 4/6/2013 3:43:00 PM
Wow, David im impressed! This is a nice and charming story told well through poetry. Sad, one has to live this way then prove themselves not bad. I like the lesson passed and learned. Being cruel one should never be. One should never have a price on Their head for doing good. The rich don't need it all.... a true enjoyable poem... and if you please may, add sweet to my dark name... xox.. sweet dark one:-D
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Richard D Seal
Date: 4/6/2013 7:18:00 PM
Thank you Sweet Dark One, I've always loved this story and I think its messages are as important today as ever. Thank you for the comment
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