My Reward by Keith Forsythe


Finally my luck has run out

The battle done

Enemies vanquished

My wound pulsing crimson rivulets

Fallen on weak knees

Struggling to suck in ice cold air

Lungs shredded by my enemies’ blade

Pebbles and rocks tearing into battered flesh

Rain pounding down upon my bowed head

As the wind buffets me

The scent of wet steel and earth caress my nostrils

Pungent yet inviting

My weathered blade so strangely heavy

My hand trembles with utter weariness

Stars reflected in dirty puddles of water

Glimmer softly to my dimming eyes

My shade rises slowly as Odin calls

Valhalla awaits

My reward


©  Keith Forsythe

Excerpt from the book Affection After Affliction

Affection After Affliction

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KeithAbout the Author

Brian “Keith” Forsythe, originally from the United States of America, now lives in the beautiful city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his amazing wife and handsome cat. He served his country in the US Navy, as a submariner after which he lived an eventful life of considerably poor choices. Writing poetry has become a very cathartic practice for him. He loves riding motorcycles, playing videogames, reading, and of course writing.

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