Dandy

Dandy you were beautiful, your face hid from the crowd
holding up your sword and shield your warcry ringing loud
and every time I looked at you my heart would start to yield
’til they carried you to heaven on your burnt and battered shield

Dandy we had games to play and all those games were war
and never once did we stop and ask what we were fighting for
the heat and the excitement and the glory all we sought
and every stinking bit of it with other’s blood was bought

Dandy how do I begin to pay back for our sins
when Death and all his children are waiting in the wings
and who would listen to a single word I have to say
when all their dreams are married to the glory of the fray

Dandy how I miss you and the love we used to share
sometimes the pain of being alone is more than I can bear
but this is now my burden and I never will be free
for how many are now alone because of you and me

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  1. damommza

     /  October 11, 2012

    This is another one of your poems that sounds like an epic in the making. Just as with all the others, I want to hear more of the story, know more of the characters and hear how it all started. *whispurrs..I wish you’d write a book* You don’t have to publish it..I just want to read it! πŸ˜€

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    • I don’t have the imagination or patience to write even a short story, let alone a novel. Poetry suits me beautifully, I can hit the high notes and skate over the rest πŸ˜€
      About the only other thing I could manage would be those totally misleading one or two paragraph blurbs you get on the back of some paperbacks. They could be fun to write πŸ˜†

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      • damommza

         /  October 11, 2012

        Oh Pish-Tosh…You have a great imagination..you just can’t imagine writing a book! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜† BTW-this poem is a short story..it just happens to rhyme! πŸ˜€

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        • But you may have noticed, I almost never, because I am largely incapable, write anything that requires more than one voice, and that is a pretty major weakness if you’re attempting to write anything with any depth or complexity πŸ˜€

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