The Modern Excalibur

Author’s Note:  I wrote this as an assignment for a World Literature class in high school.  My reason to revisit it now are two-fold: 1) I’ve been on a King Arthur kick as of late since reading The Sword In The Stone and 2) It’s 0130 and I haven’t come up with much today on my day off.  Thoughts and comments are appreciated.

Lo! Behold and look upon
Ye Squires and Masters abound,
‘Tis the brand Excalibur
Stricken to this holy ground.

The Lady of the Lake
Doth charge upon my brow,
To seek upon King Arthur’s face
Into the here and now.

I must seek to recreate
The noble knights of lore,
To strike down evil menacing
Upon a new-found shore.

Upon a cable steed we ride
In armour made of light,
We do it all but for one cause:
To conquer Might with Right.

Oh, the days of lore are gone
We know this all be true,
But Excalibur is the legacy
And this, I impart on you.

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