de Molay



~~~

In the tincture of sullen mist

Rises the faint cry, man bound

And lies the nations for this

For unworn the thorny crown

And jester snickers duplicitous

~~~

Stone walls creep and keep

Mortared in kinsman marrow

Upon the moor, across the deep

To stave the poisoned arrows

And quills that vane their flight

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Battered armor creaks its years

As a knee falls, ne’er submission

But to suffer his Lord to hear

His sins given holy regression

A scabbard falls, steel meets light

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De Molay, just a humble man

Oath sworn in dawning light

Righteousness begs now he stand

God’s soldier in coming fight

Red-crossed, rises Templar Knight

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Comments
10 Responses to “de Molay”
  1. beth says:

    ode to the templar knight – well done

  2. Always loved to read about the Templar Knights, incredible warrior monks! Great ode to a great man.

  3. jonicaggiano says:

    Such a touching piece and historical, which I love.

    “Mortared in kinsman marrow
    Upon the moor, across the deep
    To stave the poisoned arrows”

    Love these lines especially. Great writing Brad. Love ❤️ Jonikins

  4. Jim Borden says:

    they seemed like a special breed; wonderful tribute, Brad!

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