Sunday, July 12, 2015

One Legionnaire

(first draft)
 Dragon Song
Victor Vogt

One Legionnaire on the back wall
One Legionnaire at the gate
One Legionnaire on the mountain
One to watch over the lake
One Legionnaire in the great hall
One at the edge of the realm
One Legionnaire at the foot of the sea
One with eagle eyes at the helm

One Legionnaire  looking down from the tower
One to watch over the valleys of green
One Legionnaire at the door of the palace
One for the rivers and streams
One Legionnaire for each town and village
One riding on the great road
One Legionnaire in the forest
One watching out for the heathen horde

One Legionnaire with his musket
One with his dagger and spear
One Legionnaire to carry the banner
One blows his trumpet for all to hear
One Legionnaire is an archer
One with his sword and shield
One Legionnaire for the wounded
One Legion on the battle field

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I see them as a legion of angels. It was my first thought as I read it.

Also, if you like to read, I recommend "Hector and His Search For Happiness" by Francois Lelord. The original is written in French. I have to settle for the English version. The movie is also wonderful and thought provoking.

Hector’s Original List Of Happiness . . .

Making comparisons can spoil your happiness.
Happiness often comes when least expected.
Many people only see happiness in their future.
Many people think happiness comes from having more power or more money.
Sometimes happiness is not knowing the whole story.
Happiness is a long walk in beautiful, unfamiliar mountains.
It’s a mistake to think that happiness is the goal.
Happiness is being with the people you love; unhappiness is being separated from the people you love.
Happiness is knowing that your family lacks for nothing.
Happiness is doing a job you love.
Happiness is having a home and a garden of your own.
It’s harder to be happy in a country run by bad people.
Happiness is feeling useful to others.
Happiness is to be loved for exactly who you are.
Happiness comes when you feel truly alive.
Happiness is knowing how to celebrate.
Happiness is caring about the happiness of those you love.
Happiness is not attaching too much importance to what other people think.
The sun and the sea make everybody happy.
Happiness is a certain way of seeing things.
Rivalry poisons happiness.
Women care more than men about making others happy.
Happiness means making sure that those around you are happy.