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Tales Never Told
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Colleen Anderson
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Tales Never Told   by Colleen Anderson
Tales Never Told
 by Colleen Anderson
You don't know what it was like
condemn from fickle legend
It is nothing that his own great folly
dimmed his vision

There is no mention, my yearning
hunger for a man's touch
while he rode the land
and flesh as well
He neglected my arms
when he knew he had a son
Until the prophesy, that is
Then, oh yes,
       then
I was honored, the pure
held although I couldn't be sown
Barren, I, Guenevar
       signaled the beginning of his end

When it came to my own folly
my temptation
after living with a ghost of former glories
I was not forgiven
Punished before the fall and ever since

Was I rebuked for searching out younger love
when land and womb lacked fruit
Or was it that I prevailed
       while a king sunk into the mire

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