Sailor, Soldier, Spy

Sailor, Soldier, Spy

A Poem by True Henry
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I sometimes ask myself- "What the Hell?" A Spenserian sonnet I did for a class.

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‘A bonny lass back home’ the sailor sings,

And feels the wind of nature’s vast fury.

Dream soft, my boy- the winds tear hard to bring

Souls to save, to give lasses their worry.

Banners wave, and soldiers called to hurry,

Onward! They march, their fates forever sealed.

Run home brave boys, and flee from death’s jury;

The black banners- devils on broken fields.

The spy who runs with darkness as his shield;

The soft secrets of men to lose, his gain.

The rising sun, and his colors revealed,

And words of damn’d inch forth like crimson stain.

Sailors sing, soldiers fall, and spies will pry;

What difference then, when in the end they die?

© 2012 True Henry


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Great I enjoyed this

Posted 6 Years Ago


very nicely done

Posted 6 Years Ago


This was very well written..I felt like I was back in time :) lol..An amazing poem here.

Posted 6 Years Ago


True Henry

6 Years Ago

Thanks. I'm glad a night's worth of cramming, fueled by earl grey and a desire for an 'A+', turned o.. read more
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I read the part about the Spenserian sonnet and thought you meant the immortal private detective, Spenser, by Robert B. Parker. My mistake

Posted 6 Years Ago


True Henry

6 Years Ago

It's quite alright. It's a very interesting style to write- a very unusual rhyme scheme when compare.. read more
this poem transported me to a different realm--great writing and structure

Posted 6 Years Ago


True Henry

6 Years Ago

I'm glad you were carried away- I just hope you found yourself again ;-)
Natasha

6 Years Ago

haha- i think i may have, not sure yet :D
This inspired me to write something new. Thanks!!!

Posted 6 Years Ago


True Henry

6 Years Ago

I glad it had that effect on you. Shouldn't all writing, to that extent, motivate the reader?
Beautifully written!

Posted 6 Years Ago


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True Henry

6 Years Ago

Thank you

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True Henry
True Henry

Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom



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