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As I Rose From Purple Slumberland, My Heart Red Aflame

As I Rose From Purple Slumberland, My Heart Red Aflame

As I rose from purple slumberland, my heart red aflame
There within crackling old bones was an itching in the game
Was there honorable valor in soul's deeper felt hate
Dare I tempt yet again the hard vicious hand of Fate
Last time, repercussions were almost impossible to bear
But scorching volcano in me cried it is only fair
Had not the evil temptress burned alive my best friend
But my sword will certainly be her righteously brought end.

It was then I knew the unholy beast had flown back home
Had done ghastly work, leaving behind bloodshed as it roam
Not sparing innocent lives of babies and young kids
Seeking to slay wherever they went and cleverly hid
Ahh but, this true sword and razor-sharp blade it soon may greet
And within all of death's aching throes its demise thus meet
A sworn oath, a promise sword upon an ancient stone
The huge monstrous beast will receive wherever it has flown.

As gleaming moon its golden rays showered upon earth
I knelt to pray to my God for all of my worldly worth
To gift me insight and power to end its wicked life
And that I am not to be shredded by its claw-like knife
Or even bitten by any of its long daggerlike teeth
Nor knocked senseless and its trampling feet stomped beneath
This sincerest prayer I utter to Heaven up high
That in this Holy quest, God rewards me, I do not die.

Robert J. Lindley, Narrative
Nov. 23rd, 1973, age 19
Part One...

Old Note- 1973-- To be  finished later....

New Note- 
Posting this old poem now because we are down from the mountainside and we have a wifi connection. Will finish this poem at a later date, conclude it in Part Two- " the final battle""/ RJL

Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2023


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Date: 1/25/2024 12:03:00 AM

Another magnificent write from you dear Robert as always from your talented pen. Wonderful storytelling with brilliant flow and rhyme. I too, hope you are ok dear friend as you have been away now for quite some time and your presence here has been hugely missed. I hope you are well and will shine here once again soon. Blessings dear Robert to you :):)
Date: 1/9/2024 8:45:00 AM

Looking forward to the finish. Hope all well with you and your son.
Date: 1/3/2024 8:52:00 PM

Thanks for sharing this. God bless you. Meanwhile, I greet you with a Joyous New Year with this prayer from the Bible in Numbers 6:24-26, "The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace."
Date: 1/3/2024 5:24:00 PM

I am so deeply sorry, dear Robert, I didn't know your beloved wife had passed away. My sympathy and condolences to you my poetry friend. Our Blessed Savior Jesus Christ has you close to Him. Peace be with you. ~
Date: 12/28/2023 12:15:00 PM

An awesome deep poem eloquently expressed. The line of babies being killed not spared reminded me of Palestinian babies so I’m wondering if you meant them too? Plz also read and comment my newest poem
Date: 12/13/2023 8:50:00 PM

Robert, 'This sincerest prayer I utter to Heaven up high // That in this Holy quest, God rewards me, I do not die.' It's written only one bested in day followed by a thousand nights; their master. Where is the Slumberland penned in Purple with 'heart flamed in red'? Always loved a sequel, one with sworn oath and sword. -Richard
Date: 12/2/2023 3:54:00 PM

Hope you're ok Bob
Date: 10/30/2023 12:54:00 AM

Brilliant write as always, its been a while since ive last seen you post, i hope you are doing well, and your vacation went well. Its always good to read you and your blogs! Sending you light always.
Date: 10/13/2023 11:18:00 AM

It's interesting. Very well penned
Date: 10/8/2023 10:48:00 AM

Quite the thriller Robert. Let's hope the evil she-devil meets her inglorious end
Date: 10/8/2023 8:48:00 AM

""An old poem that has now saw light of day. Meaningful words from a soul deeply torn. Perhaps ripped out, posted, not thrown away. Hopefully an offering thus reborn....."""