Saturday, March 29, 2014

Slipping into the Land of Nod

Robin Hood Wiki Media Commons

In another realm live two light hearted fools
traveling  an  endless sea of wandering dreams
now, these two set sail in search of rare jewels
along with a rhyming cat they make quite a team

late at night side by side gazing the infinite sky
reading from a book The Ballads of Robin Hood
watching shooting stars,  Truedessa softly  sighs
dreaming of  faraway places blue magical woods

twinkling of an eye slipping into the land of nod
waking to find themselves in a forest  of  green
captain carrying a quiver & bow, lightning rods
Truedessa,  grinning new land picturesque scene

thunderous sound approaching galloping hooves
rowdy cheers of bravery echo,  distant  breeze
Truedessa  yielding a sword,  be  ready to move
Captain Pat  bow in hand, standing  with ease

now, that  spotted cat he went on the prowl
through shadowy trees , looking  to explore
swooSH, from above, hoot of a white owl
oh no,  trio discovered, as merriment roared

WHO travels Sherwood Forest  friend or foe
step out from the shadows, show your face
Captain Pat declares " who wants to know"
WE travel with Robin Hood, this is our place

stealing  from the rich to help feed the poor
we are outlaws, balancing the king's scale
pulling our bows until our fingers are sore
no money for taxes,  peasants thrown in jail

sun rapidly sets forest appears a bit ominous
lurking images glaring black eyes of night
battle will be fought, some arrows poisonous
Captain Pat declares " tis a battle we will fight"

Truedessa  senses footsteps drawing near

forest men quickly blend with thick  trees
adrenaline rushing,  well-founded fear
quickening breath tremors of unease

suddenly,  an arrow flies through the night
our allegiance to Robin Hood we fight
metal against metal deafening sharp clang

Truedessa  an expert at sword play
swiftly  swings her blade left to right
Captain slinging arrows get out of his way
fighting against Nottingham,  finest knights

crazy spotted cat clawing away with glee
men disappearing into an iron grey haze
green hooded man, fighting a band of  three
Captain quickly to the rescue his eyes ablaze

CRASH, bang..CLANK, clink...

lunging forward sudden attack on Pat
Truedessa's  sword delivers a blunt blow
knocking the attacker down with a splat
hiding behind high clouds moonlight glows

ringing through lush forest, last swords clang
Captain Pat smiles milady " I owe you for that"
round of three cheers from Robin Hood's gang
hurriedly, gathering riches left behind, filling hats

Robin Hood raises his battle sword, "justice for all"
men chanting loyal praises, long live Robin Hood
Captain Pat & Truedessa  together standing tall
justice for all is something that they understood

twinkling of an eye, slipping out of the land of nod
two lighthearted fools slowly stir under starlight
groggy, in thought they compose their own ballads
to the berth below they go until morning sunlight

tucked within the pages on deck a medieval coin 
treasure found on the  path where two roads join..

Posted for dVerse..Another lighthearted adventure
Captain Pat always a pleasure to sail the sea with thee..


  1. That was great! I noticed you saved Pat. And even the Rhyming Cat got in on the action.

    1. Hi Alex,

      It looks like you had a sneak preview..thanks for leaving a comment.

  2. ha nice.. i like the adventures of you and pat - and would def. love to travel with robin hood as well.. feeding the poor is a good thing and fighting for justice...

    1. Oh, it would be fun to travel with Robin Hood for a day of adventure.

  3. ha. its a cool bit of read a book and be so inspired your dreams flow into and out of them...finding a relic of your dreams tucked in real life as well...only adds to the magic of them.....thanks for saving the rhyming cats ass...smiles.

    1. Hi Brian,

      Well, I am a dreamer no denying it so I find adventures in the strangest places but, Robin Hood and the forest always seemed
      a bit magical. I had to save the rhyming

  4. Magical and brilliant storytelling - what a wonderful adventure captured with such skill. Admirable work!

    1. Dawn,

      Thank you for reading and the delightful comment.

  5. What an adventure! Captain Pat & Truedessa together -- what a formidable combination. Let justice reign.

    1. Hi Mary,

      Thank you for reading and as always your support of my writing. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  6. You had me at Robin Hood. I'm a longbow shooter, so I really enjoyed it.

    1. Glad you enjoyed my tale with Captain Pat and the Rhyming Cat..

  7. It's a ballad! Or maybe a scene from a children's play. I love Robin Hood.

    1. Hi Colleen,

      A ballad it could be as it was inspired from Robin Hood.

  8. haha another grand tale
    As away the three sail
    Off to the land of rich and poor
    Robbing and feeding forever more
    Quite the flow too
    As always at your zoo
    The cat had his claws out
    Turning them to trout
    An arrow to the head
    Left them with dread
    Then Truedessa for the save
    Saving Pat from an early grave
    And after such a battle
    They go below to make the ship umm rattle lol

    1. Captain Pat looked dashing in green tights (lol)
      pulling his bow & arrow for the good fight
      weaving in & out of dark trees in the night
      glowing moon & stars their guiding light..

    2. lol green tights?
      I think I "lost" those over the side of the ship

    3. You tossed them into the sea
      now all will see your bare knees..haha

    4. haha the chicken legs have the motion
      No tossing them in the ocean

    5. The idea of green tights made me laugh ~

  9. I thoroughly enjoyed this jaunt here.

  10. Great adventure with Capt Pat! To do good with Robin Hood and his ways will certainly help. Great write Truedessa!


    1. Hi Hank,

      Thanks for coming over to read as a new adventure came forth with Capt Pat.

  11. Oh the magical woods of Sherwood Forest...any forest for that matter!

    1. There is something magical about the forest no matter where it is..whispering secrets older than some trees.

  12. Great to have your tale continuing.. The Robin Hood tale is such an adventure to dream of... Lovely rhyme and rhythm

    1. Hi Bjorn,

      Thanks for the support of my long poem/stories..I do enjoy writing a tale here and there ;-)

  13. What a lovely romp through the Land of Nod... this had me smiling all the way through.

    1. Hello,

      Thanks glad it brought a smile..

  14. such enjoyable lines..and i love the 'blue magical woods'...

    1. Thank you..I have seen the blue woods and it was magical..

  15. Fun time adventure with you and the fine Captain Pat & the cat! Much enjoyed.

  16. Now what a perfect adventure to start my Sunday with; old Pat the Hatt, the Rhyming Cat, Trudessa, & Sir Robin of Lockslee; took me ten minutes to wipe the smile off my mug; only problem is the rhyming scheme becomes a mind-set, and for an hour I talk & think & write funny.

    1. Hi Glenn,

      Now, I am laughing as I know what you mean about the rhyming scheme it does latch on to one for a while..see what that cat does..thanks for visiting..

  17. Fun trip into fantasy with all the little references you tucked into it. I think we are all smiling now!

    1. Thank you Victoria..always nice to see you again..

  18. Fantastic Fantasy post

  19. Blue magical woods just for you
    A twinkling of an eye makes them seem true
    A spotted cat up on a branch
    Dreaming of a Texan ranch
    And pockets filled to the brim
    Sitting on his hind limb
    CRASH, bang..CLANK, clink...
    Sounds that make him think
    Of justice for all
    Right before that wakeup call :)

    1. Blue Magical woods come into view
      a mystical tale waiting just for you
      cat on a branch, letting out a soft mew
      searching for justice looking for clues
      on how to make dreams come true..

    2. And to get bills paid
      More important than getting you-know-what
      Um.. cat on a branch pondering his life
      How to deal with rough strife
      Truedessa coming to save his spotted kitty tail
      Meanwhile I'm still waiting for my mail

  20. a fine adventure indeed!

  21. How magical, I love the adventure of Captain Pat & Truedessa ~ That medieval coin is a treasure ~

    Delightful to read, thank you for the smiles ~

  22. What a lovely and delightful story, I'm so glad that I stopped by on my AtoZ tour. Very nice to connect and I'm looking forward to reading your posts
    Twitter: WriterBizWoman

    1. Thanks for visiting. I will hop over to yours and have a look.