the peaceful goblin

the peaceful goblin

A Chapter by joshua deathdealer
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09/2011 (Fantasy Installment One)

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The green brute stood on the side of the road
as a large group of elves passed him by
they paid no attention to him, not even
a momentarily sideways glance

He began to wonder why the gods had
chosen this monstrous fate for him
why couldn't he walk with elegance
or even go inside the villages

His kind was loathed by everyone
hated and feared by even the
lowest of criminals, saddened
he watched the faction stride on

Alone the goblin turned back
into the great woods where
he hid from the hunting parties
sent to kill what they didn't understand

There he would find solace
and peace amongst the ancient trees
with the woodland creatures that knew
no hate for this mutant

Besides this wasn't just any goblin
he wasn't hell bent on chaos
he lived in a humble hut deep within
the thicket and enjoyed the small things

Although created by wizards to wage
their long and destructive wars
and yes maybe he is an abnormality
but yet he breathes the same air



© 2012 joshua deathdealer


Author's Note

joshua deathdealer
Written for the Competition-of-Skilled-Poets...This has also inspired to do a collection of fantasy poems as well...Besides horror it is my favorite genre..xx

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I can definitely see you expanding this further. Creating an entire story around his desire to be recognized for what he is, and the strides and pitfalls he would endure along the way. By itself though, it's a description of a character that is relatable to, even though I can safely assume most of us aren't actual goblins :P Nice write.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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I think this would make a great full length story. Its a solid idea.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I have felt this way for most of my life. I am the peaceful goblin and I have long wondered on my fate. It describes my feelings so well, but better yet, it is a simple and short poem that tells such a great story. Simple and meaningful.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dear joshua deathdealer,

I had to think about this one. It's pretty stereotypical, which turned me away, but I thought about it and thought about it, I realize, the true meaning. I have to say the last stanza was the best. The one above that is what separates it and makes the meaning quite bolder and sharper. There is a sword between character and appearance. He had the personality of an elf, perhaps even better seeing as they can be snobby, but the appearance of a goblin. Interesting.

Thank you for sharing!

Sincerely Livana Lowell (LL)

God bless

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

yep.. this is my favorite.. i wont delve into understanding, but i will say this.. i understand that this is amazing writing (: -s

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this is amazing. most people don't usually think about how a goblin feels. great job as usual.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is so good!! One of my favorite genres as well. I can relate to how the poor goblin feels. Very touching and well written. Wonderful!!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I can definitely see you expanding this further. Creating an entire story around his desire to be recognized for what he is, and the strides and pitfalls he would endure along the way. By itself though, it's a description of a character that is relatable to, even though I can safely assume most of us aren't actual goblins :P Nice write.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Creating within stereotypes is exceptional work... nice josh.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

aww coolio..i do have empathy for people who are looked on as different or outsiders, i love" Edward Sissorhands" ect .
Your use of imagery really brings your character to life!
Great Write!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Good poem, I wonder if this was how Shrek felt in the movie? Great job.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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