de Molay



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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

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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
12 Responses to “de Molay”
  1. beth says:

    Beautifully written, brad. I love the knights

  2. Wonderful! This is a man of whom I have great admiration, as well as for the Templars! Beautiful work! You have reminded me of one of my passions…

  3. Jim Borden says:

    wonderful poem, Brad. I did not know that Molay was a real person until I read valenciartist’s comment, and then looked him up. His death sounded painful, but his legend lives on…

  4. kristianw84 says:

    This is so beautifully written! I have always been fond of the Knights Templar.

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