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

19 thoughts on “Hero’s Fall

  1. 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…

  2. 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!

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