Indomitable

The rugged watchers on the shore
Rest and wait; gazing out to sea
For aeons, standing patiently
Old protectors in days of yore
Realm defenders, fealty sworn.
The danger is long gone: long past
Yet still they stand, and at the last
Crumbling, rotting, fierce refusal
To accept fate; blindly rueful
Yet still they stand: unknown, unasked.

Prompt: Guardian — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo
Poetry form: Decima

About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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19 Responses to Indomitable

  1. Keep them coming! Paul.

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  2. Sue Vincent says:

    But not quite forgotten…

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  3. Tom says:

    Well woven, Pendantry!

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  4. Beautiful poem describing the rocks. Sometimes we have to be indomitable rocks in the face of life storms. I really enjoyed this.

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  5. msjadeli says:

    A fitting tribute to those who look out to the horizon.

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  7. Lisa Coleman says:

    Perfectly written for the prompt. So much said in so little words. Excellent!

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