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Poem: "Shine On"
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je_reviens From: je_reviens Date: April 12th, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was interested in your Paladins series as you listed on your monthly newsletter so I followed the path to this poem. I have a new small business I am getting off the ground with a Paladin name and theme. This poem was excellent. Has nothing to do with my business but explains why the image of the Paladin was so electrifying to me. I love love love the message of hope at the end.

My one little word this year is "water" from the quote thought by Roland of Gilead, the last gunslinger (paladin):

There will be water if ka wills it.

I love how the paladin in this poem has Roland's same attitude. Roland does what he can do and what he must do, the rest is in the hands of ka or fate. No matter how hard or how impossible he just does what he is supposed to do and what is in his power to do. He says this line to himself as he enters a great desert, with no food and no water. He must cross the desert, and whether he survives or not, is not up to him, He has to do what he can do.

I look forward to reading and keeping track of the rest of the series.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: April 12th, 2012 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

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>>I was interested in your Paladins series as you listed on your monthly newsletter so I followed the path to this poem.<<

Yay! I'm glad you found it. This has grown into one of the more popular series and there's quite a bit of it now.

>>I have a new small business I am getting off the ground with a Paladin name and theme. This poem was excellent. Has nothing to do with my business but explains why the image of the Paladin was so electrifying to me. I love love love the message of hope at the end.<<

That is such a cool connection.

>> No matter how hard or how impossible he just does what he is supposed to do and what is in his power to do. <<

Sooth. This series is very much about putting one foot in front of the other, and doing what you can with what you have. The faith is not so much about believing that things will turn out all right, because they don't always, but rather about trusting that you won't have to do it alone.
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