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"My restless soul is wand'ring in the wilderness of life,
Never really knowing where I shouldst be.
I liveth with my hollowness of loneliness and strife,
Hoping that my destination is thee."

"Oh, noble gift, I've followed you nigh on a thousand years,
The distance crossed hath kept me lost and 'lone.
I've been so close at times, I think, that I can taste your tears.
But never near to keep you for mine own."

"The mists of time hath fogged the view of thy sweet loving face
I strain mine thoughts to keep you in my sight
The places past, the journeys made, hath kept me from thy grace
But I hath yet to give up in this fight."

In Caledonia, ancient land that no more can be seen,
The daughter of a warrior king once lived.
Her beauty and her power, both were like a new sword keen,
Her gifts of strength and passion heaven's gift.

In land of Gaul there lived a man with given Christian name,
Its meaning was to be a man reborn.
His travels far would lead him places never twice the same,
To places cold, but rarely places warm.

The princess, warrior, beauty, was the pride of all her lands,
Her father's pride for her was always great.
He promised her his realm to give, e'en though she was a lass
But strong men of the realm began to hate.

By chance, the man of Gaul had met the warrior's lovely lass
In journeys north of the great second wall.
He happened on their lands and he was welcomed through the pass
His visit there was not meant to be long

When once he saw her lost his heart and nearly lost his mind,
The man of Gaul, e'en tho he longed for home,
Declared that he would stay there, if she'd only give her hand;
His love for her was instant, fully grown.

The evil strong men of the lands attacked, the king was slain,
His lovely daughter to be next to die.
The man of Gaul protected her, and helped her through the pain,
They fled her lands, together they did fly.

The evil strong men of the lands pursued them to the shores,
Planning to entrap them 'gainst the waves.
The man of Gaul led the princess to his boat and rowers
The two escaped and fled; their lives were saved.

The pair were followed 'cross the sea, and chased deep into Gaul
The man of Gaul had made another plan.
He led the princess to a witch who lived in trees so tall
And paid her well to save them from the men.

The woodland witch did cast her spell and then a flash of light
The princess and the man of Gaul did see;
And as the light began to fade they disappeared from sight;
The evil strong men from her lands did flee.

The man of Gaul opened his eyes to see an unknown sight,
The trees and mist and witch, all three were gone.
He looked around and found he was alone, and it was night;
His princess love was gone and left him 'lone.

The princess, warrior, beauty, opened up her eyes to see
She knew not where she was or how to make
Her path home to her lands or any other place to be
A place of which she knew not to forsake.

The princess and the man of Gaul could not each other find,
Though they searched for days both far and nigh.
They were apart, but they knew not the most horrible unkind:
They could not find the other one, nor could they ever die.

The man of Gaul searched far and wide to find his sweetest dove;
He wandered day and night across the land.
The princess, too, searched near and far, but could not find her love,
No distance would e'er keep her from his hand.

I met the man of Gaul one day, wandering through our land,
Sorrow furrows deep across his forehead.
The lonely look from in his eyes, the shaking of his hand,
The quiver in his sad voice when he said:

"My restless soul is wand'ring in the wilderness of life,
Never really knowing where I shouldst be.
I liveth with my hollowness of loneliness and strife,
Hoping that my destination is thee."

"Oh, noble gift, I've followed you nigh on  a thousand years,
The distance crossed hath kept me lost and 'lone.
I've been so close at times, I think, that I can taste your tears.
But never near to keep you for mine own."

"The mists of time hath fogged the view of thy sweet loving face
I strain mine thoughts to keep you in my sight
The places past, the journeys made, hath kept me from thy grace
But I hath yet to give up in this fight."

I listened to the man of Gaul all day and through the night
He spoke of all his travels and his trials,
But when he spoke to me about the princess and their flight
I noticed the tears forming in his eyes.

He told me of the princess beauty, pride of all her lands,
The plotting of the strong men against her,
He spoke of how they wanted to destroy her by their hands,
Of their escape by sea to other shore.

He spoke to me about the place of forest and of mist,
He told me for protection he had paid.
He told me of the brightest light, enveloping their midst;
He spoke of how the witch had them betrayed.

As he described the forest deep, I recognized the place!
I knew I should assist him to return.
I told him, and we left at once to find the witch, and face
Her evil plot, and possibly to turn.

I journeyed 'cross the ocean with the man of Gaul, and then
We traveled to the forest dark and deep.
We searched the forest for the witch, and for her hidden den,
At last, we found her, hidden in a keep.

As we approached the keep, the witch approached us on her own;
She spoke to us, the man of Gaul addressed:
"I've wronged you, sir; I've watched your pain, and kept you from your home.
I wish to make amends for how I erred."

The witch began to speak strange words, to cast again her spell;
Her chanting rising to a fevered height.
As minutes passed, I ran in fear from him, and then I fell;
He, once again engulfed in brilliant light.

The ball of light surrounded him as he described before;
His shadow in the center I could see.
The pulsing light was spinning now; it circled 'round him more;
And then, a second shadow! Could it be?

The brilliant light, it faded slow and then the witch did fall
Onto the ground and then she disappeared.
I saw a beauty standing there, beside the man of Gaul;
The princess, warrior, beauty had returned!

The princess, warrior, beauty was a vision unsurpassed;
Her beauty I had never seen the like.
Her pale-red hair was braided tight and wrapped about her head;
Her steel grey eyes reflecting in the light.

They looked around and realized their quest was now ended;
Their thousand year journey was at an end.
The evil witch's spell was broke, now 'twas well concluded,
Their lives together now they were to spend.

The man of Gaul was filled with joy, he could not this conceal;
His lovely princess he had found at last.
He turned to her, fell to one knee, and pledged his love as real;
She took his hand and clasped it hard and fast.

The man of Gaul got to his feet and held her in his arms;
The years they missed had faded into dust.
They had not aged, although they searched and suffered all the harms
The thousand years had given them in trust.

The man of Gaul, his joy fulfilled, turned to his future bride,
He held her close and pledged that they would wed.
He tried to speak, but lost his voice, no matter how he tried,
But after time, he spoke to her, and said:

"My restless soul was wand'ring in the wilderness of life,
Never really knowing where I shouldst be.
I lived alone with hollowness of loneliness and strife,
Hoping that my destination was thee."

"Oh, noble gift, I've followed you nigh on a thousand years,
The distance crossed hath kept me lost and 'lone.
But now I'm near, and you are mine, so there's no need for tears.
I'll always strive to keep you for mine own."

"The mists of time had fogged my view of thy sweet loving face
My thoughts were strained to keep you in my sight.
The places past, the journeys made, had kept me from thy grace
But now I hath thee as my own delight."
My epic fantasy poem. This took about 3 days of spare time to write and another few days to edit and clean it up. Also thanks to ~ethelinexile for helping with the final edit. :)
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Bloodlilly333 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVE THIS! I got so into it! It is epic!! Thank you so much for spending 3 days on this!!! (Sorry I'm not writing a very sophisticated response, but I'm at a loss for words!!)
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RenaiPhil Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Thank you so much. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. I hope I can write more like it, or at least as good.
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Bloodlilly333 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. And I'm sure you can
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