So, again I am coming to this late at night – the only time I seem to get to a keyboard these days. We have been out at parks and constructing trampolines in the back garden.
I am annoyed I haven’t had time for this prompt as it’s right up my street. My current work in progress – a collection of epic (by which I mean very long) poems, includes one titled “Will You Follow the Knight”. This is not in a state to be read yet and anyway, will feature in the upcoming collection.
So once again I am reduced to dipping into my “back catalogue” and there is no surprise that I have a few to choose from!
So I won’t choose – here are a few.
By Scott Bailey © 2013
Blood soaked steel
The sword of a knight
Held up proud
Aloft and bright
He hums to himself
“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government
shall be upon His shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor,
the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace”
With banshee scream
He storms on down
To hammer home peace.
by Scott Bailey © 2013
Red, blue, yellow, white
and many more.
Build a fire engine,
A house, a school,
A lake, a park, a city, a town.
A space station and spaceships and an alien host.
A castle,a bridge a knight and a ghost!
All this and more build it all
And never ever build up your wall.
By Scott Bailey © 2014
Flash in the dark blue sky
Clash of sword and bone
Roar of fire high above
Heaven’s thunderous tone
Samurai meets his nemesis
A dragon of the sky
Golden claw fights silver blade
Above the mountains high
Gods look down with fearful frowns
While people gaze above
Do they fear the fiery jaws
Or the hardened iron glove
The enduring will of the flying knight
Feeds his skilful blade
The ancient wisdom of the drake
Ensures he’ll not be played
Red streaks of fire on velvet sky
Silver streaks cut through
Showers of sparks come raining down
To birth a magic brew
And still the battle blunders on
All over every land
Until the both when both are stilled
By a cold and magic hand
It’s not just me – it run’s in the family. Here’s our oldest (from a few years ago) playing knights with some real ones!
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