In the Gallery: Young Man in Armor

Painting of a Young Man in Armor

Deborah Beach Giordano
© December 3, 2011

Standing boldly
chest out
stomach in
hands on hips
a regal stare
into the far distance –
some princely youth
of long ago
well fitted
in a full-metal jacket;
full of himself
sure of his future,
certain
he was destined
for greatness,
now turned to ashes;
forgotten,
lost to history,
his sword broken,
his shield rusted:
thin and brittle
as the pages
in the church register
where faded ink
whispers
his name.

 

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I am a struggling Christian, committed pacifist, near-obsessive recycler, incurable animal lover, inveterate tree-hugger; a nature mystic, a socialized introvert, an advocate for the vulnerable, an opponent of exploiters.
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One Response to In the Gallery: Young Man in Armor

  1. Hi Rev. Deborah,

    I am reading the first poem while listening to songs from the 1970’s Broadway musical Pippen which is a heartfeld and groovey spoof of mid-evil warfare. How are you?

    Love and Peace,
    Linda

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