The Wondering Minstrel of Old


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    The Wondering Minstrel of Old

    The wondering minstrel
    stopped a moment
    for a periodic rest;
    Strumming his lute,
    a tune in ode
    for the weary traveler.
    Within each note
    there was to be heard
    a pleading voice asking,
    "where is my home?
    Long and far
    these feet have transversed
    the roads that diverge
    across this land.
    This tote grows heavy
    and now I find
    time has placed
    beyond these hands-
    an abode in which
    a family awaits-
    a fire burning,
    sweet scents of fare;
    how I long for childlike voices
    to greet and welcome me there.
    This life is lonely-
    the ache of heart
    brings to longing
    a peaceful respite.
    Yet these words
    are but a token-
    that have no value,
    nor can they ever be mine."
    Humble the tune
    it does entreat
    all to well
    the memories of old:
    when as a child
    he snuggled close,
    safely in his mother's arms.
    Childhood seem so secure,
    yet fleeting:
    my how security
    flew away.
    Leaving uncertainty
    and disillusionment
    to rest within their place.
    Lift the gauntlet
    for one last drink
    before to path
    you take again.
    Know that tonight
    when all are dreaming-
    upon cold hard ground
    you will rest.

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    sammia commented on The Wondering Minstrel of Old


    Blue, this is a wonderful write. Love the flow and the wording is perfect, I don't know how to comment on this as I have seem to lost my thinking process. So when I am able to gain that back I will come back and leave you another comment. Keep writing and sharing.

    redbloodink commented on The Wondering Minstrel of Old


    Nice write been here before........... Slept right on the very ground........ red

    Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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