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“The Intrepid” – Poetry

I saw a battle waged today between two fearful beasts –

One born in the west and the other in the east .

The first was clothed in tattered threads that formerly had gleamed –

The second wore a kingly robe made from our darkest dreams.

The first had shredded, bleeding wings that suffered many blows –

The second had the strength of iron and the chill of snow.

One carried a broken shield and crawled up from the grave –

The other drew his sword to pierce the heart of one so brave.

But with a burst of light, the crawling one was raised above –

For she still had the shield, and the shield was made of love.


Poetry © 2017 – 2023 Ena Whiteraven  All Rights Reserved.

Artwork: artist unknown


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