Loves Retreat ( another of the Battle series)

By Ophelia

I left you standing on a crumbling fortress wall,
head held high,
wondering if my name you would call,

I rode on,
through the night we traveled,
my heart turning to stone.

Our wills clashed
a war of honor issued,
all of my hopes you dashed.

At the sight of my fallen fortress,
towers crumbling down,
I knew I would never feel your gentle caress.

With silent tears I scream,
questions of why,
we could have made an unstoppable team.

If I were the treasure you sought,
only with kindness,
could I have been bought.

Demands and orders you gave,
on my pride you stepped
I would never have been your slave.

So I travel
to a kingdom of sorrow,
as my dreams unravel.

In a months time,
I shall return,
to right this loves troubled crime.

My army will grow,
my cause is of great honor,
and my heart you shall never know.

So take one last look
at my retreating force,
For I will regain all that you have took.

Dare ye not sleep,
for images of my soul,
still haunt my fallen keep.

My final stand I will make
with sword in hand
Love I must now forever forsake.

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Copyright 2003 Ophelia
Published on Friday, November 21, 2003.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • A former member wrote: i loved this piece. a piece of awesome strength

  • Drea On Monday, November 24, 2003, Drea (1513)By person wrote:

    i am so excited that this battle shall continue. i said it once before and i will say it again. i think this series is the best thing i have ever read. not only here..but anywhere.. ~Drea~

  • DarkDruidess On Sunday, November 23, 2003, DarkDruidess (354)By person wrote:

    wonderful work here...pulled me right in...

  • A former member wrote: I really like this series you are writing and this was a welcome addition. Awsome job. ~Urban Shipwreck~

  • Alanarchy On Saturday, November 22, 2003, Alanarchy (1194)By person wrote:

    I love it. Especially that last stanza. gorgous write!

  • Recycled On Saturday, November 22, 2003, Recycled (98)By person wrote:

    ^Dare ye not sleep, for images of my soul, still haunt my fallen keep^ Now THAT is poetic!! I can work a sequel to this. The battle continues!

  • Spiritus_Frumenti On Saturday, November 22, 2003, Spiritus_Frumenti (343)By person wrote:

    i like this piece...forceful and precise, with a healthy dose of love and indignation...-l-

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