Her Love's Duel
She sat watching, beneath the tree of the resting acorn
There her love would fight, facing victory or death
He was near; she could hear his heavy breathing
Her knight stood with sword drawn facing uncertain doom
Where would they be if the Enemy took his life?
What was worth giving up for love?
He was determined to give all for love
In the shelter of the watching acorn
He would release the things that held him in this life
It was not pointless, he knew, to face death
His heart was set; he would battle doom
Just so he could once again hear her breathing
The duel began, she fought to keep breathing
She could not bear to watch the struggle of her love
He must triumph or bring her doom
In the midst fell the waiting acorn
Was he strong enough to conquer death?
Or must he surrender life?
There he stood: the love of her life
Thrusting, Fighting, Bleeding, Breathing
Then she knew it all must end in doom
Why must it be this way, my Love?
They fought now atop the fallen acorn
She searched for hope, but found only doom
She watched him as he realized how to avoid doom
Somehow he knew that through death could be brought life
As did the now buried acorn
It's shell broken, now it began it's breathing
As the acorn does, so would he express his love
For he knew that life was brought through death
The pinnacle was reached; she knew now must be death
She watched as he fought himself which brought only doom
His flesh would die today to bring tomorrow's truest love
He was to sacrifice himself for her so that their love has life
Through his death life would flow; he needn't keep breathing
Their love would grow as the oak grows from the acorn
For her, the knight gave his life
He ceased to breathe and conquered doom
Through his death he showed his love
And became like the Acorn