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Long Rest - Contest - see Requiescat by Briton Riviere

Long Rest

(Contest entry)
(Requiescat by Briton Rivière)

Oh master why's your rest so long
     Command and I'll obey
You lay there post your victory
     And at your side I'll stay

I seen them lift you from the field
     Of combat when you fell
My Knight you lay there peacefully
     Their treatment did you well

The soldiers armed from war they lay
     Your sword apon your chest
The peasants come and you they saw
     Completely battle dressed

Their eyes were filled with tears but I
     Attention will hold true
For my commander I will yield
     Respect that he is due

No movement yet, but I will wait
     Beside this makeshift bed
Until the moment you arise
     To pat me on my head

I brace my paws my noble lord
     In hope that I'll prevail
My pride it becons me stand tall
     Instead my hind legs fail

Oh master why's your rest so long
     Command and I'll obey
You lay there post your victory
     And at your side I'll stay

Copyright © Bradley Musgrave | Year Posted 2013


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  1. Date: 7/19/2013 8:57:00 PM

    Congratulations on this beautiful piece of work, Bradley! I truly enjoyed and is one of my favs. Definitely a "keeper"!Well done! Annalise
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 5:05:00 PM

    congrats on you win Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 4:49:00 PM

    Great story that you have imagined to go with the picture..Great flow and rhythm to the work..Congrats on your great win..Sara
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 8:29:00 AM

    Bradley, enjoyed... congratulations... Luv~ LINDA
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 12:49:00 AM

    I see you chose a painting with a theme similar to mine. You really made it shine with your poem. WELL DONE and big congrats in the contest.
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 9:56:00 PM

    this is nice.... congrats... luv ~SKAT~ .
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 8:02:00 PM

    Congrats on your winning poetryxxx
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 6:57:00 PM

    Bradley this is outstanding. A well deserve win. Congratulations. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 5:31:00 PM

    Good job on this poem! It is almost heartbreaking to read of the dog's boundless devotion. I think the patience of the dog describes the painting perfectly. I must also say that your poetic skills are Fantastic!
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 3:42:00 PM

    A great picture displayed in a similar well written poem. Congratulations!
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 10:01:00 PM

    Im familiar with this picture and you have done a wonderful job describing it and putting such feeling into your description. Im in awe. BG