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~ A KNIGHT'S PROMISE ~

~ A KNIGHT'S PROMISE ~

Greet me with a morning's kiss
And I shall take it far along
The day's trials of hit and miss
For it is your love that keeps me strong...

Take me not as foolish my love
For my jealous heart could not reconcile
A leering glance or kiss bereft of
That which keeps my faith erstwhile...

Need me love, work my pride
Into a narrow band of purity
That I may honor and strength provide
Into this love's security...

Fold me love, onto spirit's shelf
Tuck me into your most cherished dream
Then wrap me deep inside yourself
And keep me there, your winter's gleam...

For, I Am, your loving knight
And upon this promise shall never rest
A single day without your loving light
Within my heart, shall n'er contest...

                  Tony Taylor

 

 

 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Oh wow!  This is very beautiful, T.  I don't even know what to say..I am at a loss for words.  It is very personal and humble and sincere in its presentation... a promise of love and devotion...and a need for security in love...Makes me cry, actually.  When you read this aloud to me before you posted it, I had to try to hide how emotional it made me, and I had to be by myself.  I feel the intent behind this write, the plea, and promise.  I just don't know what to say....This touched me.  I love you.  xo C   

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Tony Taylor

Thank you Love!!......reading it aloud made it so much better for me too.......It helped when I posted so I could do minor editing as I posted this........Thank You as ALWAYS my Love!!........kisses......T xo ❤

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Icarus Flocke

your diversity never fails to intrigue me tony.
sincerely. and the last stanza really amazed
me with its powerful sentiment. (stated in a
way which makes it full of profundity that
everyone can feel a part of due to the delicacy
of word selection.)

you have (with this piece) mastered the art 
symbolism my friend. and the way that you
admit certain (what some would call) faults,
makes you stronger than those inclined to wear
a mask of false bravado in order to seem
macho.

this is a very masculine verse with a
blend of just enough sensitivity to make
it desirable and intriguing to both sexes.
(at least in my opinion.)

hats off to you brother.

beautiful work.

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Tony Taylor

Thank You my friend!!
You have such keen insight.....taking from the last stanza what you did made it such worthwhile endeavor for me......It is not often I receive such sharp and insightful commentary on my poems.....I DO so VERY much appreciate it J!!......I am your ever-friend and admirer......T xo 🐧   😊

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Greg Etsell

what great poem always and for ever
I hope you read my new poem called
THE TRAGEDY IN AMERICA

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Tony Taylor

Thank you GREG!!....of course I 'll check out your poem......thanx for this brother!!......later.....T xo 🐧❤

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terry terri ZO

love it -so romantic--
sorry not be around much hope your doing well-great piecex

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