Slyhart Prayer of Courage

Oh mighty sword of legend and yore

Your essence draws courage to my core

 

Long have we ridden betwixt mountain and plain

Through desert, cavern, and forest, yet alive we remain

 

I feel thy wind at my back as it banishes my sorrow

We venture forth, to bask in adventures on the morrow

 

Ever churning is your wind within my soul

The passion of a hero burning upon legend’s scroll

 

Ogres, undead, dragons—and more

They will hear the might of D’wyrm’s roar

 

Passion, strength, fortitude, and righteousness

Cleaves darkness, shadow, flesh, and wickedness

 

Woe be to the monster who dares threaten the meek

For my blade will arrive to avenge and seek

 

From ocean’s horizon to mountain’s zenith

My ship, my wagon, my horse—travels to defeat the behemoth

 

And when the adventure is done and all is completed

I will return home to my kin to be greeted

 

And a feast in the people’s honor will be held

To celebrate how the demon’s army had been quelled

 

But a hero mustn’t rest for long

For evil ever pushes back with wicked song

 

Oh mighty sword of legend and yore

Your essence is myth, legend, and more

 

I pray thee to forever remain at my side…

—Saul Slyhart, hero of Atläs


 

This was a bit of poetry that came to me spontaneously the other day. It’s a limerick from my book, Ethereal Seals book 1: Dragonsblade. The protagonist, Pepper Slyhart often repeats it whenever she feels scared or confused. The poem was composed by her father, a figure she looks up to. Thank you for reading! 

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