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Giants of the North

A dark power is sweeping across the land.
Our lone hero hears of a strange disturbance in the forests, and travels north to lend aid.
What he finds there is more than he can comprehend, but is it all as it seems?

A new tale of adventure and magic, told in verse. If you’re intrigued, the e-book version is currently available for free download, for a limited time.

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Jungle Yard

Passing through the glass, we moved
And watched through glorious eyes.
To see the beast in midst of feast
He cared not for us spies.

And once complete he looked our way
A grin from ear to ear,
Caught on the breeze he pounced at trees
To see our faces fear.
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Traveler’s Camp

A holiday,
Where families
from far and wide
can rest.
Their caravans
of precious goods,
Collected from
their quest.

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Arden Lore

Three hundred years before
And still the forest heals its wounds,
From man-made, blazing fire
Sending elders to their tombs.

Atop the branches, Sentries
Sound the battle raging horns,
As humans storm through branches,
Weaving in-between the thorns.
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King’s Tree

Where moon that shone so bright above,
Would set alight the darkening sky,
Revealed the monster with no love
Within his heart, unbeknownst why,
That always hunted through the night.

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Forest of Life

Across the highlands,
‘top his horse,
Despite all tries
To stray his course,
With poisoned maiden
At his back,
He would not stop
‘Till daylight crack. Continue reading “Forest of Life”

Forbidden Fruit

And how am I supposed to know,
Of just how sweet this fruit should grow?
The very same that takes the lowest
Branch above my head.
The simple fact is, I should not.
For in this field where they be got,
The only thoughts permitted are
Those written but not read. Continue reading “Forbidden Fruit”

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