A ballad Yvianne wrote
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A Ballad For My Champion

This song was written after the final Coronet Tourney of AEthelmearc
to honor my Champion.
The words may be mine, but the feelings are shared by many.

Along with your shield you carry my favor,
My honor and my love.
Peace be with you for all that you carry's
more precious than a King's ransom in gold.

Onto the list field he strode.
His sword and shield at his side.
If he looked her way, he could still hear her.
Love glistened in his eyes.

Many skilled fighters did fall.
The champion gave all that he had.
He felt he had failed her,
His Knight and his own heart.
Tears glistened in his eyes.

Into her arms he did come
Their dream lay crushed at his feet.
He'd done his best, still not enough.
He looked into her eyes.

Along with your shield you carry my favor,
My honor and my love.
Peace be with you, you've won the true prize
It's right here in my arms.

Copyright 2009 P. Hassinger/ Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon