Part 2

I shall guide you there quick
Through yonder woods
Spoke witch to gnome

Witch took lead with stick
next was gnome then goblin stood
Elf was last as he followed home

In line down deer’s trail
On to Amethyst gate
Quartet went in silence

In hour’s time plans derail
As trio into pit did sail
Witch looked down in defiance

Gnome did grunt in blow
Elf did storm in curse
Goblin silent indignation

How think you I know
Dragon does get worse
You shan’t be guardian salvation

Up old gnome did float
On magical spell flow
Next came rain of fire

Around which it did coat
Pain and death it sow
Victory at gnome’s tire

Orders given In raspy voice
Take tincture vile to cure
Topaz, amethyst and emerald

Goblin grabbed with little choice
Elf not sure intentions pure
Down the path ground trembled

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Part 1

Amethyst was there for wisdom
Topaz the next gate was skeptic
Emerald was last keeper of the glen

Dragons to protect the kingdom
Hold back the outside antic
And keep back the fen

Elf in hurried nights pursuit
Beyond the Amethyst ward
Heft axe high for to thwart

Yet goblin in armor suit
Raised in defense sword
A gnomish lady of magic sort

No further may you go
These lands sacred now flee
Demanded elf between cleave

Retorted Goblin with counter blow
Sorceress is here at Dragon’s plea
Not here for secrets to thieve

Blades fell short at revelation
Contemplation took hold of mind
Gnome smirked and bowed

At the near ogre roared in elation
An easy meal he did find
Three courses for giant glowed

Trio did no panic at the sound
But flight they did so make
As food was no their destiny

To the Amethyst they bound
Though no direct path take
Not knowing ogre’s tenacity

Their progress did now halt
As tree flew over head
What path to now take

To right a mine of salt
The left was taken instead
Round the witches lake

Into a trap they may have gone
Young witch away ogre sent
Yet herself a mystery of motive

Grey haired youth posed at dawn
Why was ogre on you bent
Did thee intend to make it explosive

Sorecess in kind did reply
He thought us best as food
Though why are we for you to thank

With words not so sly
I am curios why Elf left wood
And ventured to my water’s bank

Elf spoke in word keen
My elders their help did seek
My job to guide them thither

Witch with wisdom unseen
Elder Topaz is getting week
Gnome you should not dither

Mirage

Who was it coming to collect their toll
Why did it send shivers in the soul
As winds of warning blew
The guardian numbers dropped to few
In haste all things were to defend
Before the new comers could upend
It was in rage the tree fell
Hopes and dreams to dispel
All done at beck of fear
The powerless shed no tear
Fruit and flowers discarded
With each toss beauty departed
Fruit was to feed the brave
Yet even this did not save
Glorious branches cut at lightning strike
Forged into warriors’ pike
Sitting in wait for an enemy unseen
Not thinking of the piece that could have been
On the grounds of paradise lost
Never knowing true cost

Valley

Crimson sun rose summer morning
As triplets woke to vision warming
Looking down on valley low
Verdant passage past would go
The first with short auburn hair
her soft skin fair
Second with chestnut curls
They traced her thoughts in swirls
The third hair raven black
Braided long down his back

Not certain down that path to seek
Done with searched mountain peak
The first with thoughts noble true
Sought to help the sickened through
Second hoped for power grand
To raise those with reached out hand
The third feared deception and strife
Hoping to free land where rife

Radiance they set to spread
With nary a thought of dread
As day and hour passed
They were set all aghast
For what was green above
Was suffering under iron glove
Rusted lands in its grip
Bent on control not slip

Triplets arrived here too late
The land content to suffer fate
The first gave aid to all she met
They thanked but ways were set
Second plotted and planned
They thanked but thought it bland
The third rallied and riled
They thanked and strife stay wild

Disheartened the made toward home
Back up hill past fields loam
At valley edge road stood a band
They pleaded triplets make one more stand
Plan was made for morning light
Try again to make a fight
For those downtrodden to wake anew
See the world with different view.

Paradise

I was relaxed in gilded paradise
Not giving thought ever twice
I sat in enjoying radiant gold
And other pleasing colors bold
All desire was within my reach
All my mind to do was beseech

One morning as I went to stand
It struck me to flee this land
For the gilding was nothing deep
And things past paradise seep
I heard woeful distant song
As I made sole way against throng
I meandered to land’s end quick
Listening to lyrical calls thick

Pausing more than once to ponder
Goal of songs from yonder
Were they to trick me from my ease
Or someone begging at the knees.
Further along seeking them out
Lack of others on this path made doubt
Yet now I stand at guarded gate
Leave paradise and seal my fate
Go forth into the unknown

With my restlessness now grown
I ask those the safe keepers for thought
And told leave I should naught
Yet torn to be different I feel
Where should I proceed with my zeal
Safe back to my room and rote
Or pull tight my overcoat

In crimson robe did he sit
Awkward did the garment fit
Waiting to bestow title and rank
Upon the best in class and thank

She stood late in line to tell
Young lady knight Martel
Blonde hair short like stature
Fierce eagle upon her banner
Grey eyes gazed out bright
Others mistook with a bit of fright

Robed elder looked in her in the eye
Greatness in her future spy
Small command was she given
A quintet of green with potential hidden
To guard the marches and wild
From whence the family came this child

She swore to protect home and Lord
With her body and her sword
Not knowing that it was this night
Goblins would fall in with delight
Destroying farm and forest
Causing her protectorate unrest

It was here Martel would test
And not falter with the best
They eager to her prove
At her command they move
Martel young and brave
Guarded others from early grave

Lady of the land rewarded
Goblin problem now all sorted
Hers was not the glory had
For she dealt it to five lad
Hungry for guide and purpose
To the weak now she in service

Sunrise

Purple sky shredded with pink cloud
Mockingbird sings varied songs loud
Lost now and then in gentle winds
Spinning spider from eave descends
The quiets of a new days birth
Seeping into my end of the earth
Careless in this dim young moment
Worries and hopes away are sent

Inspiration

Open bright and wide
I see the shock of things to come
Hesitant on the change inside
Where do these new thoughts flow from
Yet excitement seizes control
Trying to tread where life now leads
And I stumble like a foal
I ignore the scrapes that bleed
What is this new sensation
Driving me on when I want to sit
I look out on endless creation
Exploration of it to not quit

Action

We set off each day to make our mark
Unaware all the while that which we spark
A waived fist can rile up a mess
A passing smile to a counter stress
Neither noticed in our passing moment
Hours for others something simple is potent
Things done expecting grand result
Never seeing chance missed and fault
It is not the instance failed to see
Nor in a moment failed to be
Looking through webs of action
Analysis gives no credit to faction
So a day starts fresh again
Giving no thought to what has been

Good Morning

I see you in faint morning light
Shadows heavy, cross in daily fight
Yet you shine right on through
Sleeping, drunk on Morpheus brew
I wonder if it is you I should wake
For morning repast’s sake
Still I roll in cottons embrace
Sneaking glimpses of moonlight’s trace
I think if it right to make noise
And bring up other ploys
For it then their fault be
Your eyes crack and me you see
Then I roll back again in silence
Looking at darkness in defiance
Light is my ally in this battle
And in time, wake you that’ll
So I yawn in patient wait
For Sol to break shut eye gate