The Queen’s Soldier

Once upon a time,
In a land far away,
There lived a young man
Who fought every day.

He fought for his land
And he fought for his queen,
But more than all that,
He fought for a dream.

His dream was a dear one
He’d cherished since birth,
That someday his rank
Would reflect his true worth.

His strength was unequalled,
His skills were unmatched,
And all who opposed him
Were quickly dispatched.

But fame, wealth, and glory
Just were not enough.
The young soldier boy
Craved someone to love.

He set his sights high
And though he worked hard,
The light of his life
Rejected his card.

But the young soldier boy
Was not easily checked;
He worked ever harder
To win her respect.

He fought day and night
To raise himself up,
And prove to his girl
That he was no pup.

It took many long years
And much dedication,
But at last he did make
A complete transformation.

No longer the boy
She’d sent into war,
The soldier was now
His queen’s favorite lord.

At long last his dream
Had finally come true;
After long years of fighting,
He was given his due.

And not only that,
But more than he’d dreamed –
For love sweet and true
Had his soul redeemed.

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