your shield’s shining strong, true – free
it was forged to defend against all impurities
this is your crusade to crush all those in your way
stoic, and you know it – but don’t let ‘em tarnish your name
who cares who you harm
can’t even see ‘em when your vision blurs
embrace the higher call to arms
easier if you don’t take no prisoners
what was your mission, something like “get in and get out alive”
remember your oath “just do what you feel is right”
this is your chance to overcome your past
you’ve only got the one – make it last
This is for the poetry prompt of Education & Wisdom from Elsie Hagley. This style is called Tango, a rhymed stanza poem following a count of 9-10-11-12. I was uneasy about trying a longer syllable count since my comfort zone has been limited to mostly Haiku (yes I do have to count on my fingers!).
Well I’m not sure my words count (haha) as wisdom, as I was really just being cheeky. However, in all fairness I do really enjoy a book far more when it isn’t some digital downloaded file that I have to open in a tablet. Maybe I just like bending covers and losing the odd leaf in a binding.