Captain Cur

Rookie - 340 Points (England)

I Laid Down My Sword


I laid down my sword and followed my Queen
bade me inside the torchlit corridor,
twelve dark roses on the mosaic floor,
she unhinged the lock with a golden key.

I remember this all my days at sea
when I came to her through her chambers door
I laid down my sword and followed my Queen
twelve dark roses on the mosaic floor.

And all her tears, and pride, and royalty
that stirs my passion with a lion's roar
this complex meaning to a simple chore
in a world of blue and quintessence green
I laid down my sword and followed my Queen.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Form: rondeau


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  • Gold Star - 15,988 Points Mandolyn ... (7/30/2014 8:31:00 PM)

    i actually wrote a poem called my eye has a patch on the inside back in 2012 - i think i shall drag its shipwrecked butt over here.... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,988 Points Mandolyn ... (7/30/2014 8:24:00 PM)

    arrrrgh! my eye has a patch on the inside... :))
    great, beautiful poem, Cur of Cap'n
    i think you should take the sword with you next time- tell her to keep her dagger
    wrestle n stuff...

    my favorite words here are torchlit/mosaic floor/twelve dark roses and that second to last line i can't EVEN type out because it's way too cool. (Report) Reply

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