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Heirloom

One was heir to be

if but two by sea.

And the King, he did beam

a magnificent gloom.

For this day his two sons

would fight ’til the end,

while excitement

swam all through the room.

You see neither contestant

was told of the stakes

and neither was told

that his foe

was blindfolded and gagged

and then handed a blade

that could cut right through

metal and bone.

But each brother glowed with confidence

to make his dad proud,

as the King shouted, “Now, son.

Strike the man down!”

And under his breath came a chuckle

For he knew that the victor

would seal his own fate

and be crowned.

They ran straight at each other

with impending doom.

Just as two twins

might be expected to do.

And they both struck in unison

Just one fell swoop

Each brother’s head severed

and the heir,

an heirloom.

– Written by Mr. T on April 7, 2012

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About 365 Things to Write About

I'm inspired by almost anything and everything creative - nature, architecture, art, words, music...I like to roam along streets, through foreign countries, and within my mind where the world is full of endless possibilities. I dream of being an idealist, but I've experienced too many harsh realities for that wish to ever be true. Therefore, I look for the hope and the good in small nuances, and I express my thoughts and feelings about the world around me on pages and canvases whenever I can.

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