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The Strength of Two

With righteousness on their side

By Colleen Millsteed Published 7 months ago 2 min read

The wind whistles through the leaves of the trees,

Shouting in his ear to watch the hunt in action,

The sun shines off the back of his blood soaked sword,

Blessing him with assistance in the extraction.


He winds his arm around the neck of his male hostage,

Rubbing salt into the wound with the gravel in his voice,

Demanding he release the woman he recently stole from him,

Making him understand he really doesn’t have a choice.


Sword tip felt between the blades of his shoulder,

The perpetrator nods his head in surrender,

He issues a command to his minion to release the woman,

Knowing the man behind him is a serious contender.


Once free his woman scoops a sword from upon the ground,

As she rushes to his side in a show of solidarity,

She gazes into the eyes of her saviour, her love,

Her heart expanding at his familiarity.


They stand their ground in the face of adversity,

Two amongst a crowd of angry warriors who they’ve beaten,

A smile graces his lips at the strength of his warrior woman,

As she scowls at the leader who’d taken her, the ultimate cretin.


They both rush into the fray of their enemies,

Swords clashing in fury as they swing with the fight,

Back to back they protect as they slaughter,

Killing all within their vicinity, within their sight.


Strength in solidarity their greatest accomplishment,

Love binds them via their heartstrings, their disdain,

He stands by her side in pride and glory,

Pushing back their enemy through destruction and pain.


By the time there is none left standing,

Blood surrounds them in a deep moat,

Lessons taught in the face of severe danger,

As he tears out the final throat.


He reaches for her hand, reassuring her of her bravery,

Together they defeated the world of hatred and spite,

Showing that the righteous can stand for what they believe in,

Wielding the tools of the very opposition they smite.

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About the Creator

Colleen Millsteed

My first love is poetry — it’s like a desperate need to write, to free up space in my mind, to escape the constant noise in my head. Most of the time the poems write themselves — I’m just the conduit holding the metaphorical pen.

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Comments (3)

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran7 months ago

    Awww, he saved her and they fought together and won! This was so sweet and romantic!

  • Babs Iverson7 months ago

    Pure powerful inspirational poem!!! Love it!°💕❤️❤️

  • Heroic romantic poetry. But did she really need him to come rescue her? I've got a hunch she had the matter well in hand & that her captors didn't realize they were actually the captives.

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