The fog lifts stubbornly in this part of the land
It is never really gone
The remnants remain in your mind
Who will you be today – or what?
Never mind
Brew the coffee – the dark roast
And move both feet
The fleeting time calls
But hope lies in every button
Merlin will point you to a stone


Todays poetry contest entry was written by Edward Palumbo.


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2 thoughts on “Sword

  1. Excellent poem. Strong imagery and nice build up to the last line. Avoids the wash of sentimentality too often coloring much work. Very nice.

  2. I agree with everything Tim said; very nice! It’s one of those simple-yet-powerful poems that tend to be my favorites.

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