STAND AND FIGHT

In contemplation, sat she did,
to think of futures yet unknown,
despite the sad farewells she’ll bid,
and “braverisms” that she’s shown.
Her daughters, yes, are fully grown
to carry on her beauty bright,
and so to right the love I’ve shown,
I’ll stand beside her in her fight.

Lament the battered heart and head,
such maladies should not be hers.
I’d take them on myself instead
to suffer all that it incurs.
So as for now if it gets worse
I’ll keep my precious well in sight,
and pray that nothing more occurs,
I’ll stand beside her in her fight.

My sad intent comes at a price
through indiscretions wrought, it seems.
Forgiveness given must suffice,
as life dismantles all our dreams.
Yet through it all, her smile still beams,
a beacon through this dreary night,
emotions flow from both extremes,
I’ll stand beside her in her fight.

My princess, queen – my love so true,
I’ll hold you close with all my might,
and give you all that you are due,
I’ll stand beside you in your fight.

© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2016

For POETIC BLOOMINGS – INFORM POETS: BALLADE

dVerse Poets Pub – OLN #181

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17 thoughts on “STAND AND FIGHT

  1. Whoaa ❤ this is absolutely breathtaking a Ballade! (Tried this form once.. long time back, although I fear I didn't quite do it justice) You did an incredible job here 🙂

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

  2. A beautiful expression of love and devotion.
    “I’ll stand beside you in your fight”…..I can’t think of a better line to repeat than that.

  3. Beautiful words, Walter. ❤ I especially love these lines.
    My princess, queen – my love so true,
    I’ll hold you close with all my might,
    and give you all that you are due,
    I’ll stand beside you in your fight.

  4. The entire ballad was awesome. My head did wonder if “so to right the love I’ve shown,
    I’ll stand beside her in her fight” means he was unfaithful and means to pay for it? No? I just wondered– I don’t think he’s her husband, at least not the father of the girls.

    I have to laugh that when I read “keep my precious well in sight,” I read that she was his well of sustenance. Her fight is to live? To die? To love” ? To forgive?

    ” In contemplation, sat she did,
    to think of futures yet unknown,” I guess everyone brings their own world to the reading of a poem. I took the first two lines to hint at meditation, yoga and reincarnation.
    Remarkable that the word “light” never seemed to feel right to you.

  5. This is a ballade – a journey of the writer and we as readers, feel the emotions as we read the words “I’ll stand beside you in your fight” each time we read/say them in our heads. This is a beautiful testament to love in times of adversity. The journey through the times, and the ballade really doesn’t end, does it? We are standing with her still………

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