16 October 2014

OctPoWriMo 16 - I Never Miss

Today's prompt is "Once upon a time..." (The beginning of a story, not the television show.) We were asked to tell a story with a poem, so I was going to use the ballad form since it lends itself so well to epic tales. However, this particular story wanted to be a sonnet. So a sonnet it is.

I Never Miss

Once upon a time there was a girl
Who knew no equal on the battlefield.
She lived for battle singing in her bones;
Before her, almost anything would yield.

A foe defeated sent a man to kill her:
An archer who had never missed a shot.
He made a different call and then he joined her;
Together, they unwound the villain’s plot.

Now, they take out all who come against them;
They never shall be parted until death.
Two warriors against the world they stand
Until the day they breathe their final breath.

When others ask him how he stole a kiss,
He smiles and only says, “I never miss.”


  1. Love the ending! Very nicely done!!

  2. Beautifully written. I love this tale of two soldiers, two lovers...
    Great poem!

  3. AH! Perfect ending!