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"The Sword Quest" (standard:poetry, 353 words)
Author: Lael StalnakerAdded: Mar 23 2001Views/Reads: 2841/1493Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I wanted to see if I could sustain a longer poem. It is distinctly fantasy, but could apply to any age in history, especially in a culture that is musically oriented.

"The Sword Quest" 

A boy wanders 

Seeking that which is lost 

In the ages of deep past, 

Now no more than legend. 

He travels with no guide nor direction 

Yet hope springs eternal 

Within the breast of youth. 

A song started this entire tale, 

About a king of old 

And his mighty sword. 

A young heart sang with joy 

At the propsect of glory 

In finding the missing treasure. 

So he left home 

On the slim clue of a song 

To seek his heart's desire; 

An ancient and famous sword. 

He traveled far and wide 

As days turned to years, 

His adventures are too many to tell, 

But had them he did. 

During this trying time 

He had many doubts, 

Did the sword exist 

Or was it only a fevered dream? 

But on he looked 

Sometimes going back 

To places he had already been 

To seek the sword that haunted him. 

Then one day 

While sitting on the shore 

Of the wide, blue sea 

A realization came 

As he looked back 

At the long years gone. 

Perhaps there was a different purpose 

In the making of the song 

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