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  The Duel
by George Carroll
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Facing the gauntlet
Of a sharpened edge.
Meeting the challenge
Thrown at my feet.

There I must face
A man of renown.
Not for his manner,
But his skilled sword.

We met at dawn
On a chilled spring day.
He, with a smile,
I, not dismayed.

We took our stance
And touched swords.
The duel had started,
As he thrust at me.

It was but a short time,
Since I saw his grave.
There he's buried,
On a chilled spring day.

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/11/2012
I take it the lose won, and is yet, still dismayed.

Reviewed by Shirley Houston 7/11/2012
Took the challenge & left standing, victorious! I loved this piece!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/11/2012
Sometimes winning is losing
Reviewed by Richard King 7/11/2012
George, this is precisely why I never get up before dawn. Nobody ever duels at the crack of 9. Interesting read. Dick
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/11/2012
Never will I throw down the proverbial gauntlet with you, I like being on the winning side...e
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/11/2012
Chillingly crisp, I could picture the two men fighting over an insult or a slight, perhaps over a shared love. Either way it is a great write.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 7/11/2012
Atta boy George, put 'em down and let another fool step up to the plate.

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