Armor of a Wild Child by James Dennis Casey IV

Armor of a Wild Child

Time grown old
Faced
With the wickedness
I will not bow
In homage to you

I shall not be tame
I shall not behave

A wild child
With joy and rapture
Whip and cane

I crack the eyes of time

Fire spreads
Beneath my skin

Pale moon mind
Lunar lunacy

My heartbeat
Like clapping thunder

Burning
Pondering
Exploding

Alive

O time
There is no defeating me

O wickedness
I strike thee down with fury

Come to me now
As you did before
Face me
In battle
And perish

My armor
Now worn and
Lackluster
Yet strong

A time tested warrior
Guardian of omens
Still I stand
Tattooed and scarred
With worthy creed
A wild child

James Dennis Casey IVJames D. Casey IV is a published author of two poetry books, and is working on his third that is expected to be published within the next few months. Mr. Casey’s writings have been published in international e-zine’s and on several websites. Poetry Life & Times, Artvilla, Realistic Poetry International, and Poetry Super Highway have him listed in their poet archives. You can find links to his books, social network profiles, and other projects on his website by clicking here…

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