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The Poison – a fantasy poem

The Poison is a fantasy poem of the poisonous lies spread by the court of a queen to protect their influence by breaking up the romance of the queen and a brave knight, leaving the queen romantically alone for the rest of her days.

The Creature – a fantasy poem

This fantasy poem about a mythical creature, part dog, part dragon — the last of its kind, slain by a knight, without need, without thought, without consideration. As the creature passes, cruelly slain, it realizes its fate, and sadly understands it is the last of its kind. And, in the end, is taken into the Great Light of God’s embrace, to be remembered only as legend.

The Passing of the Beast – a fantasy poem akin to Beauty and the Beast

This free verse fantasy poem mirrors Beauty and the Beast, but here, the Beast perishes – and only then does the woman he has loved all his life realize that she has loved him all this time, as well. A best fantasy poem.

The Christmas Tree – a fantasy holiday poem

The Christmas Tree is an inspirational Holiday poem written especially for the Christmas Holiday. Not my usual poem, but it expresses the importance of family and faith, and the love of God. Bets are on that at the end – you shed a tear of joy. It’s a beautiful Holiday, and best fantasy poem.

Enon Bo Sheeki — a fantasy poem in allegory

This somewhat tongue-in-cheek fantasy is really an allegory of a young man finding his manhood and confidence as he journeys the river of life, and finds himself.

Star Bender – a metaphysical poem & story in free verse

Star Bender is a free verse metaphysical poem about a conversation that takes place in a millisecond of thought, within a dream, between an earth mortal, and a Supreme Being, the “Star Bender”, traveling between the stars. The conversation asks and answers the eternal question of who we are, and what is our future. It is not my usual poem, but I consider it a best fantasy poem, nonetheless.

The Dream – a fantasy poem

This fantasy poem is dreamlike – and tells the story of an older, but still beautiful woman who lives alone, but is guarded by the ghost of a past love. When the website was begun back in 2011, this was probably the most popular poem on the original site. I still love the story, and consider it a best fantasy poem.

The Seven Moons of Dargoor

As the two dominant races of a planet prepare to come together in total war, the metaphysical guardian of the planet, the Time Lord, intervenes and saves the planet from destruction. A fantasy poem with deep metaphysical meaning written in free verse that spans a hundred years, and one of my favorites. A best fantasy poem.

The Good Witch and Errant King

A king is convinced all witches are evil and slays them, after which the kingdom is nearly destroyed. Realizing his mistake, he seeks the help of a good witch who accepts his apology, and instantly cures the land “in a stroke of light”. Written in allegory, easily a best fantasy poem.

The Good King and Faithful Knight

A powerful fantasy poem of a brave knight who in battle had saved the king, but then falls on hard times. The king, on a ride, spots the knight, is shocked at his condition, and corrects it as he should. My personal top fantasy poem of all. A best fantasy poem.

Rainbow Bridge – a poem

The story of Rainbow Bridge originated in Norse Mythology of a bridge between earth and the gods. Since then it has morphed into a story of a place where deceased pets wait for their master or mistress, and on their passing are reunited, and journey together to Heaven’s Gate. My tribute to the many poems and stories about this amazing fantasy story. A best fantasy poem.