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"Silver´s Song (A Ballad)" by Jessica Barnes

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This one actually happens in Silver Adept. I know I'm not much of a poet, but I rather liked this one.
The silver elf is Norton (aka the Silver Rose, aka the Shadow of Elomeia) - check out my loth gallery for a picture.
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The sun beats down in Travelers’ Square;

Crowds amass for the Market Faire,

Merchants call, shouting their wares,

Catching attention of even the mares!


Careless guards survey the town,

Never expecting thieves around –

No rogue so brazen would abound,

Without a bounty from the Crown.


Old Alchnet the wizard counts his wealth,

Taken unawares by a silver elf –

In the space of a moment his amulet’s gone,

Swiftly followed as three orbs dawn.


Silver thief, hair a-twirling,

Elven rogue, cloak a-swirling,

Sapphire eyes, power within,

Never seen unless you’re kin.


The Silver Rose makes off with his prize,

Dashing through crowds before everyone’s eyes.

The guards rush forward, then stop and stare,

For the elven thief is no longer there!


The green orbs waver, their purpose lost;

Never before have they known this cost.

Magic doesn’t miss; it can’t be so,

But if there’s no target, where do they go?


The Silver Rose again wins through,

He is the thief that all guards rue.

Silent as shadow, fleet as a fox,

It is of he whom everyone talks.

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28 Jun 200345 Karigan Greenleaf
Bravo! Bravo! This is so good. The words rhyme and flow beautifuly, wow. That elf is so smooth!

22 Jessica Barnes replies: "Really? Maybe I should write more ballads!"
29 Jun 2003:-) Amanda Rose Embree
*applauds* hehe, I quite liked it. For the most part it was very flowing, I especially like the part when the thief makes off with the wizard's amulet *cheers on Silver Rose* 2

12 Jessica Barnes replies: "I like it too. (Though I doubt Alchnet the wizard was near as thrilled!) Thanks for the comment!"
9 Jul 200345 Kristen
She says she can't write poetry. Don't believe her. SHE LIES!! SHE LIES!! That was a fun peice.

16 Jessica Barnes replies: "I *can't* write poetry! (Call it begginer's luck - and three days of notes in science class...) That's your genre - and I've no idea how you do it so consistantly! "
9 Aug 2003:-) Alison J. McKenzie
Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! I love your work so much omygoshyouaregreatiloveyouprettysonglalalala

:-) Jessica Barnes replies: "It's a fluke, I swear... I haven't written any poetry or songs since this one. *shrugs* Glad you liked it, though! "
18 Aug 200845 Jazz
so much better than i could do1

:-) Jessica Barnes replies: "Lol. It’s all luck, I say, luck! I haven’t written a single poem/ballad since, really. But thanks! "
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'Silver's Song (A Ballad)':
 • Created by: :-) Jessica Barnes
 • Copyright: ©Jessica Barnes. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Ballad, Norton, Silverrose, Thief
 • Categories: Elf / Elves, Magic and Sorcery, Spells, etc.
 • Views: 926

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