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The Warrior and the baby King


I haven’t written poetry since Primary School. Whilst I was in the car listening to Radio 4 (yes, I’m that old, and the R1 DJ are, to be honest, thick as shit) they were talking about ‘stuff’ and poetry came up.

Then I got to thinking as I was driving and boom, the rather rhymey example you see below was born. It’s five minutes of writing. Might see if I can do better, but I have 101 other projects to do first 🙂

Upon a shattered castle wall, a warrior stands,
a baby he cradles in bloodied hands,
a city in ruins is all that they can view,
of survivors, he knows there are but a few,
‘Well my little king, the conquest is done,
And of rulers there can be only one’
He throws the baby over the wall,
It falls with but a feeble call,
He grasps a circlet of gold, the young king’s crown,
‘Long live the King’ his people cry
As he lowers it to rest over a frown

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.

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