A Ballad of The First Book of Swords

November 12, 2009
By jessi GOLD, Nunya, Florida
jessi GOLD, Nunya, Florida
15 articles 4 photos 115 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty."


The lame Smith forged, and he made,
Quenched in the blood of man,
Twelve splendid, magical blades
One went to a miller’s hand

This blade, Townsaver it was called,
Saved the town, but with a price so stark
It caused his firstborn son to die and fall,
And the blade went on to Mark.

Mark took the sword, and travelled on,
With an emotional wound so fester
He, on the mountain, to the gods called upon
And later he joined with Nestor.

Dragon hunter was Nestor's occupation,
And dragonslayer the blade was in his care.
But alas! For they were attacked in duration,
The blades were swapped before they were aware

Nestor was taken, and to Draffut he was flown,
While there, Queen Yambu raised up the muddy masses;
Draffut went to make the problems to the gods known,
And Nestor used Townsaver to save the men and lasses

Sir Andrew, then, the good kind liege,
Was by the queen and muddy hordes attacked;
She placed his castle under siege,
For the magical blades she wanted intact.

Fraktin the duke was slain by the demon blue
Outside Andrew's castle there was cain
Sir Andrew the kind, a tunnel he went through,
The duke’s body on the floor was still where it lay

Mark followed soon, with Barbara and Ben
Coming up on an island about three miles hence
Looking back they could see the castle again
Where it sat, with fallen defense.

The author's comments:
i did this peice as a fiction project for school. basically it summerizes the main parts of the First Book of Swords by Fred Saberhagen. i like the first two parts the most :)

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LaylaViolet said...
on Dec. 15 2009 at 9:34 am
I love how you wrote this, like a story in a poem. Totally awesome, and thanks for commenting my stuff. You're very much appreciated. :P

jessi GOLD said...
on Dec. 8 2009 at 6:57 am
jessi GOLD, Nunya, Florida
15 articles 4 photos 115 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty."

thanks guys! :) glad yall liked it. the book is really, really good. hope yall read it and enjoy!

on Dec. 7 2009 at 9:27 pm
SilverDawn GOLD, Burnaby, Other
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Hey, nice poem! I liked the language you used (: sounds like a great book~

on Dec. 7 2009 at 8:35 pm
This is really good! I can tell that you put a lot of time and dedication into it. I don't normally enjoy fantasy, but this sounded really intriguing! I might just check out the book! :)

All the best,

Helena

jessi GOLD said...
on Dec. 4 2009 at 9:29 pm
jessi GOLD, Nunya, Florida
15 articles 4 photos 115 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty."

thanks! the actual book is by Saberhagen, and hes like tolkein and lewis from what ive read, so this came out kinda like it. wish we could be friends in real life... but since we cant, this is the next best thing! :)

K.H.P. BRONZE said...
on Dec. 4 2009 at 10:49 am
K.H.P. BRONZE, Talala, Oklahoma
4 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What are you?" -- 'Agile! Mobile! Hostile!'
"What is pain?" -- 'French bread!'
"What is fatigue?" -- 'Army clothes!'
"WILL YOU EVER QUIT?!" -- 'NO! We want some mo'! We want some mo'!'
-Remember the Titans

You've got skill, Jessi. This reminds me of something that J.R.R. Tolkien or C.S. Lewis would right. It's deep. :) I think we could be friends if we met in real life!




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