Treasure Island

Steven SRS

(Oct.27 1957 / Oakland California)

The Sword


I am the sword,
The fighting tool of man.
I cut like talons,
I tear like claws,
I strike like fangs.

I am the sword.
I am destroyer, I am protector.
I am weapon, I am shield.
I am the deliverer of,
And the deliverer from death.

I am the sword,
Swift, clean, final.
Double edged, deadly sharp.
Be I word, action or steel,
I am the sword.

Submitted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Edited: Friday, May 27, 2011

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  • Kasey Graham (6/26/2010 3:59:00 PM)

    It is interesting to note that 'sword' has also come to mean, 'truth', 'strength' and having a solid moral compass. When read from those viewpoints, the depth of the meaning becomes so much more. (Report) Reply

  • Patti Masterman (8/13/2009 9:04:00 AM)

    Loved hearing the sword describe his own qualities. Many people through history have become too well acquainted with the sword; and I'm sure many of them could attest to the truth here. (Report) Reply

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