|I am an author living in Vermont, who when not writing, practices Medieval Martial Arts.|
The Creed...The Creed... by Cdpaliden
I take upon these burdens, so you need not...
I challenge the evils of this world, so you need not.
I suffer these blows, so you need not...
I accept the fall, so you need not.
TimeTime by Cdpaliden
Without it, I cannot exist. With it, you cannot remain.
You’re lost to me.
Stuck on this path in a mire called time,
to defy its law is an unacceptable crime.
Yet, I’m driven to protest,
a system most grotesque.
Omnipresent and unbound by design,
Still, I’m not yet ready to resign.
Driven by your last breath, “…Am I precious to thee?”
The chance to hold you again, I cannot resist. I beg of you, for what I am about to do, hold me not in disdain.
…I’m about to cross the line…
A Knight's CodeA Knight's Code by Cdpaliden
Being a Knight is more than a profession, more than a choice. It is a state of being. You cannot pick and choose when to be a Knight, you just are. There is honor in being a Knight, but there is also hardship.
It is about always being on the side of the right, and the just. Not just when it suits you, or furthers your gains. Taking a hard stand even when no one else will. Backing the underdog, and taking up a lost fight. Putting aside your desires, for the greater good.
It is defending those unable to do so themselves. You become their shield, to stave off the evils of this world, and their sword, to write the wrongs, and their armor, to give of yourself so that they might live another night. When things become desperate, you are their inspiration, when all seems bleak, you are their confidence, and when despair takes them, you are their hope.
It is doing what must be done. A peacemaker, a warrior, a priest. You should be just as proficient with a quill, as with a blade. Swift and deci