~~~~Articles of War~~~~

By Ophelia

Please read Fortress by Recycled first or this may not make any sense.

At first light,
a dove brought forth a declaration,
surrender or fight.

The message quiet clear,
just out side my fortress,
an army lay near.

My reply to this returned,
not by dove but flamming arrow,
a white flag burned.

"Lay siege you will not,
my walls are pure,
you will lose the army you brought,

emotions will never survive against will,
I am loyal to only my self,
for my treasures I will kill,

I meed no grand view,
for I shall fight,
for of my ramparts there strength is true,

my archers are many and will create a firey rain,
pride will shield my throne,
for by night your troops will be slain,

my walls are more then stone
I need not induce fear,
for truth will conquer you alone,

I laugh at the thought of siege,
not even hours will I endure,
for I have honor my liege,

there is no prize,
just towers of stone,
and a kingdom built of lies,

"a heart as pure as Virgin streams"
I laugh,
maybe in your troubled dreams,

should my gates give way
and you enter my walls
In hell it will be a cold day,

My heart you can not take,
for it is not a casualty of war,
but was locked away when love was fake,

no prisoner shall it be,
for once unlocked,
it will be set free,

if battle you still seek,
I shall fire the first shot,
see this fortress is and never shall be weak,

One last thought,
should you win,
you will realize that I never truely fought........."

some wording on this work came from a piece created by Recycled.

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Copyright 2003 Ophelia
Published on Thursday, August 28, 2003.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • BoldSolitude On Thursday, March 4, 2004, BoldSolitude (214)By person wrote:

    This definately can stand on it's on. I agree with Shipwreck statement as well. I also enjoy the (a,b,a) rhyming pattern

  • A former member wrote: I can't believe I never read this before. Wow the metaphors of this piece were just awsome. Very very well written. ~Urban Shipwreck~

  • OLd SouL On Tuesday, October 21, 2003, OLd SouL (781)By person wrote:

    seems as if your fortress was rebuilt twice as strong. I immensely enjoyed Re's work (a fav). Yours truly complimented it. Beauty in strength.

  • Drea On Thursday, October 2, 2003, Drea (1516)By person wrote:

    ::nods::true beauty within these words. this was me about 2 years ago. and to this day the battle is still fought..amazing ~Drea~

  • shadowsinthelight On Wednesday, October 1, 2003, shadowsinthelight (156)By person wrote:

    She seemed quite insistent about what she had said... I could beat my head on this thing until I was half dead... Should I get a rope to climb this wall... Risk the danger, risk the fall...

  • shadowsinthelight On Wednesday, October 1, 2003, shadowsinthelight (156)By person wrote:

    I think I could take the pain... Maybe I am wrong, but I will try again...Have I tried to date you?

  • shadowsinthelight On Wednesday, October 1, 2003, shadowsinthelight (156)By person wrote:

    Both good works, can totally relate. The monorail should be done by Dec.

  • Blinded_Tiger On Thursday, September 4, 2003, Blinded_Tiger (532)By person wrote:

    I love these works. Both yours and the fortress. They stand as a world of there own. Wonderful. Tiger

  • worm On Friday, August 29, 2003, worm (1311)By person wrote:

    I've yet to read Recycled's piece but I can tell you that this stands on it's own... although a tip of the 'ol fedora to Recycled for inspiring this, is called for! I like it a lot! worm

  • Six-Out On Friday, August 29, 2003, Six-Out (1481)By person wrote:


  • A Velvet Tongue On Thursday, August 28, 2003, A Velvet Tongue (450)By person wrote:

    Wondrous ...You are truly a beautiful and talented woman...I always enjoy your work..~Vel~

  • A former member wrote: Brilliance.

  • _Andrew_ On Thursday, August 28, 2003, _Andrew_ (251)By person wrote:

    awesome write, loved it, keep it up *~*aNDReW*~*

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