Thursday, August 1, 2013

Fan Fiction Contest 2013: Never Be the Same

 


 Do beware

Oh, travelers fair

In the hidden wood

Of golden hound

Who seeks your life

A living sacrifice

 

He walks the Paths

So they say

Searching for souls astray

If you see him

Then your changed

You’ll never be the same

 

That’s what happened

So I’ve heard

To bard of Rudiobus

 

The rascal cat

A handsome flirt

Who only loved himself

He lived to live

For pleasure alone

And all were used to help

 

King of himself

Death to all who dared

Dispute his special royal rule

In his little liar

 

He worked for himself

For only one

And only one alone

 

Then why’d he stop

For mortal maid

Who lay asleep

Entranced

 

Why’d he give

What he was due

To a woman’s child

 

Why else would he

Bring her with

To save his lady’s life

And promise then

To help her too

 

The story I tell is true

 

Why’d he guard

With zealous words

And acts of jealous passion

Why did he

Fear for her

Not caring for himself

 

Explain to me

When prideful cat

Walked on Death’s own Path

Took hold of light

That lantern left

By the Brother Knight

 

And why would he

When he was freed

With his lady love

Leave his quest

And lady true

To his rival pest

 

To follow the maid

To adventure’s end

Willing to die for her

 

Why would he

In the Place of the Teeth

Kneel before another

All he was

He gave away

A servant to the King

 

So beware

Oh, travelers fair

In the hidden wood

The golden hound

He seeks your life

A living sacrifice

 

If you see him

You’ll be changed

And never be the same

 

 

 THE END

If you would like to vote on this or any other Goldstone Wood Fan Fiction, email me at aestengl@gmail.com with the titles of your top three picks. Winners will be announced September 1st.

6 comments:

Molly said...

This is truly brilliant, madame. I wanted to tell you that I couldn't help grinning at parts.

Elizabeth said...

This is lovely!

Meredith said...

Outstanding poem with such a true and powerful message! Great job.

Rebeka B. said...

Loved the imagery and lovely story of this poem! Great work, Hannah-Kate!

S.F. Gorske said...

Great poem! It brought the events of Starflower together with the incredible changes that happen to us when we trust in our God.

Hannah said...

Wonderful! I loved how clearly it showed the incredible changes in Eanrin's life, thanks to the everlasting pursuit of the Hound.