A Narrow Path



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Fate hangs in azure strung long

A narrow and harrowed path

Desires, the apparition strong

Dances with balatron laugh

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Ne’er stays the hand, tiller wrought

Destiny trumpets its own voice

No matter what you have sought

Nothing was chosen by choice

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In ruddy sheen mantle born

Vestige of an honor bound

Scarred oath in ritual sworn

Blood red on hallowed ground

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Sweet smoke and the clamor call

In runes of battle burns truth

The gaud of life will befall

And you will be left the proof

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Sing and herald fabled song

And let that balatron laugh

Fate hangs in azure strung long

A narrow and harrowed path

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Comments
24 Responses to “A Narrow Path”
  1. beth says:

    and that path can be scary or exciting, never knowing ahead exactly where it will lead. nice word portrait here, brad –

  2. sudrakarma says:

    Digging this one, Brad. It has a beautiful classical feel. You have me carefully deconstructing stanzas here, and yet so full of just flavor regardless of meaning.

  3. kristianw84 says:

    You captivated me with this one! 😍😍

  4. Jim Borden says:

    the picture goes so well with your words.

    I had to look up a couple of the words – gaud and balatron. I might have to try and sneak balatron into conversation… πŸ™‚

  5. That’s a wonderful poem Brad. I ache when I read it. Should I?

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    Brad this is simply beautifully written. I love the lines –

    “In ruddy sheen mantle born

    Vestige of an honor bound

    Scarred oath in ritual sworn

    Blood red on hallowed ground”

    Great line everyone. I hope you are having a great day my friend. I am sending you love and hugs today along with some nice morning glories. Love ya Joni

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thanks Jonikins! You are the best!

      • jonicaggiano says:

        Your writings are beautiful Brad. It is my pleasure to read your work. You are an inspiration to me. I am behind on my readings. I will try and catch up. My old neck injury has been flaring up and I have been trying not to be on my phone or computer. You are a sweetheart Brad. Sending you love and hugs my friend. β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ€—Joni

  7. A great poem my friend, these words are so true: “No matter what you have sought
    Nothing was chosen by choice.” Very well written and lovely indeed.
    Have a great Sunday my friend!
    Francisco

  8. Love it. Very fitting too, as I am in Sedona

  9. For me this piece is like a rebellion song, it has a lot to show yet gives a sense of loss. Word choice is also brilliant, always learn something new from your writings. Wonderfully written Brad !

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