Barefoot Poetry

SS Matthews

Hero’s Fall


Frank Frazetta
Image by Frank Frazetta

These arms in surrender.
Aside this battered shield
I lay, tired at last.
But inside – alive
I will keep you.

With this against darkness to hold.
Give me – small victory
in this – the last moment
a chance to believe
something we shared was worthwhile.

SS Matthews 2005

Author: SSMatthews

Author of The Moon and Rowan Wolfe and Wolfe's Banes.

19 thoughts on “Hero’s Fall

  1. ah but it was i am sure…
    and a valiant fight i hope
    sometimes it takes greater love to surrender…

  2. but, inside alive I will keep you…the memories and love held within..

  3. Love this… especially the ending.

  4. small change in the front page…looks good..poem reminded of splitting with my first wife…
    “Your love making is not the reason I’m leaving”…I guess I could believe the we shared “that” something worthwhile…

  5. Oh, those last two lines. I think there is something worth while in any sharing…but there is a sadness in this, not knowing if the other would feel that same way!

  6. Beautiful ~ Everything is worthwhile if someone believes in us ~

  7. very good, love Frank frazetta’s picture too, his Conan stuff is mega.

  8. those are no easy moments…but it’s always worth the battle…

  9. I have to believe that something, even the smallest bit, was worthwhile.

  10. Thank you so much for joining us at wePoets! I love your poem and we would be happy to showcase your talent!

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  12. This was a great choice for the prompt Scott =)

  13. It’s wonurefdl to have you on our side, haha!

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