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Bardic Arts

Road's End
by
Leah Raedaelf of Pagham
June Crown, AS XXXIX (2004)

Once more shall I sing of the Kings I have followed,
The roads I have traveled, the wonders Iíve seen.
Again share the glory, the pride, and the honor--
And sing one more song of the grace of my Queen.
For Iíll sing you the West and Iíll sing you Her people,
Iíll tell you a tale of Her warriors bold--
Of our Kingís mighty strength and our Queenís inspiration,
The land that we love well, the green and the gold.

Our army has marched to the aid of our allies;
Arrayed for each battle, we stand ten feet tall.
Weíve taken up sword and weíve done so with honoró
To seek out the weakest, to answer their call.
Now, from An Tir to Aten weíve carried the battle,
Along the Gulfís shores and to Pennsicís far glen.
The waves of war break on our lines like the sea foam;
Then, like the sea, draw back to try once again.

Our King and Queen reign oíer the land of beginnings
And each place They travel, They shine like the sun.
In every far kingdom, They meet with great honor,
And we are reminded that They bow to none.
Weíve honored our King with our courage in battle,
With each gentle deed, we honor our Queen.
We live out each pledge to serve our Kingdom--
The land that we love well, the gold and the green.

Iíve knelt here with pride as Iíve sworn You my service,
In fealty to both my land and my King.
Iíve carried the West into each land Iíve traveled,
And given my heart in the songs that I sing--
Of long-ships that sail to war for our Kingdom,
Of deeds of renown, and of days that are gone,
The honor of champions we each have trusted,
In lands of the wolf and the mist and the swan.

So, here at roadís end, I shall sing for my Kingdom,
Of lands I have traveled and wonders Iíve seen.
Again share the glory, the pride, and the honor--
And sing one last song of the grace of my Queen.
For Iíve sung you the West and Iíve sung you Her people,
Iíve told you my tales of Her warriors bold--
Of our Kingís mighty strength and our Queenís inspiration,
The land we love well, the green and the gold.


"Step-down Piece, June Crown A.S. XXXIX" -- Leah Raedaelf of Pagham


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