The pen is mightier than the sword ?


He withdrew his weapon

Prepared for battle

Lest he forget just what

He was fighting for


Steeled his nerve

Gritted his teeth

Gazed skyward asking

For the right to succeed


He never started this war

Yet compelled to finish

What was thrust upon him

His mettle to the test


The foe was sizeable

Yet human in form

Skilled in its art

Precise even brutal


This cast of warrior

So different than that

Of earlier conflicts

This company was different



This letter was to be like no other





◄ She

In task ►


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Dave Bradley

Mon 17th Jan 2011 09:23

Nice one Alan. Thank you for commenting on mine. I really don't know whether any more will come on that theme. The Unconscious mind doesn't always do what it's told.

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alan barlow

Sat 15th Jan 2011 19:38

oh indeedy

stella jones

Sat 15th Jan 2011 18:49

I too on reading the first line wondered, ambiguity is such a great thing to hide behind isn't it?

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alan barlow

Sat 15th Jan 2011 17:06

haha cheers stef im saying nowt ambiguity is king and i was wondering who would pipe up first well done ;-)

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sat 15th Jan 2011 09:44

smashin'...first stanza(forgot?)is the sword mentioned metal or pork? my preference is the latter-beats the pen pants down everytime..woo oo!

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