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Poetry Entry 4: Foster Father

June 5, 2013
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I have just been informed that my poem won Pete’s writing contest in honor of Ares, our soldiers and Military Appreciation Month. I’m amazed and thankful for there were some great entries! Hail Ares!

Aspis of Ares

There was a certain poor family

with a brood of children,

the newest child just days old.

The father worked night and day

just to see that they had enough to eat.

One evening upon returning home for supper

the tired father took his despair to the road

and asked the first person he met

to foster one of his children.

The first person was a soldier,

dusty from his travels but in good humor.

Will you, good sir, foster one of my children,

the child you think would best suit

you, your needs, your pursuits

to feed, clothe and raise as one of your own?

 

I will, stated the man.

By my side, your child will gain

skills, fame and fortune.

 

Who are you, gracious benefactor?

 

I am Ares, Champion of Zeus,

Master of Arms and protective father of many.

It will not be an easy…

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