Mar 09

Poem: Stubborn Sword

A poem taking inspiration from the classic Sword in the Stone where knights gathered from all around to see if they would be the next King of Camelot.  Unfortunately this one stubborn sword refuses to yield to yet another candidate.

Middle Italian: the tuscany sword in the stone. The story of Saint Galgano


Stubborn Sword

Pull this simple sword

such a silent nasty frustration

an overt challenge

completely maddening


You stop for a second

spend a sickly moment

gasping in surprise

one more breath


One more strain

a loud crack echoes

sword remains unscathed

but your back giveth out

Poem by Justin Germino