These are some of my poems on the famed Dragonlance series (the Chronicles and Legends) and the mage Raistlin, who I feel is one of the most complex and beautifully drawn characters of all time. These two poems are from Raistlin's perspectives and so is twisted and has an evil side to it. I have a few more which I wrote earlier but still need to edit them big time.. 1. A Requiem for My life I am a product of fate denied Life in life when death is my life Thorns of steel in my fingers bind Power, might and eons combined Cruel I seem and grievously bad Proud I am and cravenly mad Dead I appear and death I see In this life's flawed symphony Though thralled in despicable pain Your jibes on me will come in vain And in this tower of my reckoning I felt death's claws come beckoning As I lay down in anguished despair Of the things I did beyond repair Yet, forged in steel I did arise Years before my first sunrise And in that time I shall rejoice My lady joins me of her own choice And consumed by my life's ambition I'm father of my constellation See me thus and know defeat My queen, you know I crave your seat Of darkness I shall be the master In time's flow I'll run faster And leave behind my heart, my soul And bring into being my nascent goal To hear this raffish world extol Soon as one they all'll acknowl "He is the master of our minds He is the master of this time." ---- 2. A Serenade of Love Denied Come, my love, gently come Do not stop and turn, like A butterfly in a spider's web That comes but of its own Crysania, O maiden fair Servant of your humble lord In him you seek pride'n'joy And pride shall be your call That brings you to my heart And leaves you far from home Hum, my love, gently hum A tune of love despaired A dove that flied freely once Has a vulture now ensnared Crysania, O maiden fair Dutiful daughter of your God In me you seek faith renewed A faith that will lead you astray And bring you not sweet death But a life of eternal nightmares Come, my love, gently come.