The Knight of Draykcab (Sestina Style Poem)

Rusty Sword from Rule of Roses

Rusty Sword from Rule of Roses

Knuckles white as he grips his sword
A layer of rust left by time
The young knight takes a step
Upon the warrior path
Alone within the forest
To stand against the shadows

No protection from the shadows
He depends only on his sword
To see him through the forest
Where none have a sense of time
Each wandering a lonely path
That crumbles at each step

With courage in every step
The knight plunges into shadows
Defeating all that block his path
With his rusty sword
That is a victim of time
Finding new life in the forest

The knight tires of the forest
Entering the mountains with a step
Covering the distance in little time
In pursuit of the shadows
That fear his treasured sword
Forging his knightly path

Master of darkness rules the path
That winds back to the forest
Trapping the one with rusty sword
Refusing to let him stray a step
Bombarding the knight with shadows
That fall to his flails every time

The knight decides it’s time
To reach the end of his path
And pierce the eternal shadows
Bringing peace to the forest
His adventure’s final step
And the slumber of his rusty sword

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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2 Responses to The Knight of Draykcab (Sestina Style Poem)

  1. L. Marie says:

    I had to look up sestina! Great job, Charles!


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