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The Warrior and the River

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One of my absolute favorite narrative poems -- the stoic knight.  Battle weary.  Longing for peace.  Taking a moment for rest, well knowing the next battle is already closing upon him. It is a moment of peace, in a time of chaos.  In many ways,  it is an allegory of life.

The Warrior and the River – fantasy narrative poem copyright 2017 by jon gutmacher He sat down in the tall grass by the river watching the downstream flowing ever flowing softly, endlessly or so it seemed And lying back he began to dream a dream he had so often where he no longer wore his armor nor fought in wars but lived a life of peace and tranquility Surrounded by those he loved and trees that swayed in the wind and spoke to him in whispers whispers of days gone by and days to come But then he heard the thunder of hooves coming toward him the thud of the many in full gallop pounding across the ground and the dream quickly vanished as once again he shook off that placid moment to put on his armor and take sword and shield to hand For dreams are just that momentary and beautiful only to be brought back to the real world far too soon as the next battle was about to begin

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Date: 5/21/2020 4:41:00 AM
Wonderful narration dear Jon..Beautifully penned allegory of life..
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Date: 5/21/2020 9:41:00 PM
appreciate that much, my friend.