View Full Version : A poem about Roland that will open my upcoming novel

11-24-2011, 10:45 PM
This man and King's writing has inspired me and my life...This will be the first thing the few people that read my novel will lay eyes on...Long days and pleasant nights my friends....

My Tower

within that meadow i do see

my past; my future in front of me

everything ive loved

everything is near

this is my destiny

Why's there fear

The roses shine like a beating sun

Tis no end like a smoking gun

The red king looks down below

My harp sings

But did i grow

have i used and have i gained

have i fought through all this pain

ive sacrificed my whole life

missing fingers and my daddy's wife

i made my path along the beam

Chosen hell is all it seemed

but i did it my own way

i'd walk for my tower till my judgement day

11-24-2011, 11:07 PM
Richard - I have moved your thread here, where we usually post our DT-related writings

The poem is beautiful. Thank you!

11-24-2011, 11:11 PM
Thank you and I apologize I truly wasnt advertising I just wanted others to read what I wrote...I feel we all share that image of the clearing

11-24-2011, 11:40 PM

01-23-2016, 10:24 AM
Good stuff. I like it when novels give you snippets of other work at the beginning to set up the mood.

07-20-2018, 08:14 PM
I love that this forum allows people to post their own writing. I had entire threads of mine deleted at the SKMB because they contained fiction that I wrote myself. They didn't even allow my poems, although I know they allowed other people's. For some reason the moderator hated me. But all the men at that forum got coddled and treated like royalty because there were so few of them. Women are like that wherever I go.