Where others vainly
strain and fail

one hope steps forth:
you could prevail

should you dismiss mere doubts and fears
defeat derision in your ears
and contemplate more fabled fate:

the kingdom you would soon create
once you conceive it can be done
believing then you are the one

to be the leader people need
to surge through darkness on your steed
assembling knights in mythic quests
to fight for truth and those oppressed.

Adventure beckons
to the bone.

Now lift this sword up
from the stone!

Excalibur © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Heroic Fantasy image prompt (knight wielding great sword) challenge prompt - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2753329-Heroic-Fantasy-137
Submitted: July 6, 2020

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