Sunday, February 24, 2013

#358 - Monarch

I was going to give you queen as a prompt, but then I realised that a much wider prompt would be: monarch.  Have a great weekend!


Blogger robkistner said...

Vault of Dreams

rise up
clad in colors of a joyful life
throw off the strife

just as the figured eight
rejects a narrow fate
tilt against convention

buck the winds of rebuff
ignore the false contention

stare down the face of ridicule
avoid the vapid scornful fool
disregard rebuke
spurn condemnation

shun the foolish blown off course
by the ruinous brutish force
of mindless conformation

the prevailing norm
is a toxic storm

be not inclined to fear nor falter
choose not to hear it
nor let it alter
the path of spirit
stay your ground

lean hard on raw conviction
wait the weight of mind’s confliction
it’s here your strength is found

be anchored bold
and firmly hold
to what the heart deems genuine
until patience spent
returns again
do not resent

be flexible
to withstand the blows
resisting those
who would see you swayed
and lowly bent

who would see
your spirit broken
a cruel tawdry token
they might savor

laugh instead
raise up high your head
don’t ever waver

be ever strong
be never rigid
never brittle
prone to break

do not forsake
your soulful song
eschew the wayward
noisy throng

hearken wisdom’s subtle whisper
be drawn the way of hope
and wonder
never consent to knuckle under
to the whim of fools

make rich your vault of dreams
your trove of true enlightenment

seek what inspires
what makes you


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rob kistner © 2012

5:06 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

That was beautiful, Rob!!! My take on "becoming" a Monarch. :-)

12:03 PM  
Blogger Emma Major said...

I know you meant for the regal form but I immediately thought of a different type of regal, sorry for being cheeky

1:10 PM  
Blogger Mametz said...

Thank you for the prompt i enjoyed the challenge :)

10:50 PM  
OpenID butterflyprism said...

My take on Monarch turned out to be a butterfly.

9:29 AM  
OpenID roswellgray said...

Are we ever truly rulers of our domain?

10:02 PM  
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