Thursday, February 14, 2008

Arise, Crusader (Mirrored Refrain)

Crusaders of a distant past, bear thy cross,
Across strange lands carry the church's will,
With deeds of honor, loyalty and faith you stand,
Let holy justice prevail through custom steed and steel.

Answer the call o rare men of ancestory,
Go forth and gather armies of wealth and blood,
Let holy justice prevail through custom steed and steel,
With deeds of honor, loyalty and faith you stand.

Farewell to gentle rolling lands, lush and green,
Travel bravely onward in dusty lands to spread God's will,
With deeds of honor, loyalty and faith you stand,
Let holy justice prevail through custom steed and steel.

Brought forth to reclaim holy place of old,
Sacred shrines cleansed by a heavenly flood,
Let holy justice prevail through custom steed and steel,
With deeds of honor, loyalty and faith you stand.

4 comments:

Scott Clawson said...

I wrote this poem in a form called a Mirrored Refrain. Originally it was a prompt on Poefusion some time back. I hope you enjoy it.

watermaid said...

Although this deals with history it has contemporary relevance. I hope that you enjoyed writing a mirrored refrain as much as I did.

Christine said...

Very nice! This poem would be great as part of a historical novel, or a fantasy like LOTR.

UL said...

really nice...hey there's a gift awaiting you at my space, hope you will like it, i havent been able to come by lately, but wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts.