Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

A Chapter by Debbie Barry

A heroic poem for children.


Once Upon A Time


September 28, 1988

Come, my children,
Gather near.
Hear the story
Of a long-ago era.

Hear the songs
Of warriors, bold,
And of dragons,
And ladies of old.

In those days knights
And chivalry ruled,
And every quest
Was as for a jewel.

The jewels of old
Were of many kinds:
Religious odysseys,
To magic hinds.

In days of old,
When the world was young,
Life was more vital,
And great deeds were done.

© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 19. Initial reactions appreciated.

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Added on November 9, 2017
Last Updated on November 9, 2017
Tags: poem, poetry, myth, legend, hero, heroism, chivalry

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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..