Druid's Song

Druid's Song

A Chapter by Debbie Barry

Written in 12th grade, a poem about Druids, based on the Shannara novels by Terry Brooks.


Druid's Song


January 6, 1987

Darkling child of darker night,
Use thy song in hope to bring
Saviors to the world of light
To crush the evil that you sing.

Darkling child born of hope,
Thou art touched by evil power;
Strength of love will help you cope
In this darkest, magic hour.

Darkling child with evil springing
From your young, unmindful voice,
Stop the evil of your singing
And sing the good that is your choice.

Darkling child turned to good,
Return you to your Southland home;
Tread you careful through the wood,
And magic truth to men must come.

Darkling child of my life,
Yours is power born of old,
But never more shall magicked strife
Come to the world, for so 'tis told.

For Ralph, Jon, and Edward - my own Druids.

© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 17. Initial reactions appreciated.

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Added on November 8, 2017
Last Updated on November 8, 2017
Tags: poem, poetry, druid, mgic, myth, legend, shannara, terry brooks

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..