The Ageless Knight

In the age of the sword, I was the stone.
The wall between the faithful and the invader
Many an empire coveted me
And my bones tell their tales of ruin

When cannons erupted, I became steel
Implacable when forged, indomitable when wielded
I crawled through the mud and sailed seas of blood
The bulwark shaped by evolution

When men grew wings, I too took flight
Shedding the impenetrable for the shredding
Mustangs and albatrosses were my feast
Snapping the halos of those once mighty

Now, I am vigilance
The sentry against all things
Be it tiny or cloaked
Be it human or other
I am the shield they must breach

I am Vityaz
Defender of my mother
Guardian of my skies
Yours is the wickedness I cannot let past

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NaNo research certainly takes one down a rabbit-hole of information. Some of it useful, some of it not. And some of it gets tucked away to churn and grow into its own thing

I hope you all enjoy.

4 thoughts on “The Ageless Knight

  1. Mayumi Hirtzel says:

    Ah, love the poetry of this one. I can also picture it being wielded, as it were, by the Wildlife team. So much great imagery, here, too! You’ve outdone yourself with this one. 🙂

  2. Thank you, Mayumi!
    I’ve been digging back into this side a bit more lately, which tells me I’m getting more and more distracted from my main NaNo focus. But hey, writing is writing, right? And if this will help vector the Wildfire team to new conflicts, then it’s all going toward that goal!

    I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it so!

  3. Geri Lawhon says:

    I love the lines, “Many an empire coveted me, And my bones tell their tales of ruin.”

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