A Gwawdodyn For Gwendolyn

 

 

I asked of the King, what must be done

That in the end, maiden’s heart be won

I would ask of you, the dragon subdue

Before the setting of the next sun

 

I started that day on my love’s quest

I would slay that dragon, pass the test

I would have her hand, by royal command

And in her arms, I would find my rest

 

I came upon the dragon sleeping

My sword held high, I began creeping

As I drew near, I saw a single tear

And now the promise not worth keeping

 

How much do I want this lovely wife

If to have her I must take a life

Love will not be found on this bloodied ground

Real love would never cause this much strife

 

And when to King this story be told

Came the rebuke for being so bold

Forego lover for life of another

Not like brave knights in stories of old

 

Though the King’s demands were held at bay

The maiden married me any way

And my caring heart is parcel and part

Of why we’re still together today

 

 

 

Comments
11 Responses to “A Gwawdodyn For Gwendolyn”
  1. kristianw84 says:

    I love this Brad!! It takes much more courage to disobey the King’s orders than slay a dragon anyway. Plus, I like dragons!! lol!!

  2. Answer me, what is that you cannot write? I love Arthurian legend, the great wizard merlin dragons etc. You have written this so beautifully. You are awesome Brad, from now on you are my sire!

  3. Jim Borden says:

    great poem, Brad. I’m a sucker for a happy ending. And the timing was interesting, we went to Universal Studios today and one of the rides featured Shrek battling a dragon!

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