Have you ever been inspired to write a poem about a character in a drama who truly became so realistic to your emotions that you felt compelled to put it into words?
Well, this is exactly what I did having watched the whole series of Outlander written by Diana Gabaldon. And here it is today for your enjoyment. I do hope that Diana Gabaldon @Writer_DG and #SamHeughan #GrahamMcTavish enjoy the tribute to their outstanding work.
Warrior of Culloden
Imaginary warrior of Culloden
Allow magic to resurrect the sinew and muscle
To the sound of pipes and the shifting hooves.
Come to me my clansman
Across bog and blood-soaked land.
Flaming heat of my heart using alchemy
Through mist I command my love to warm you.
Stretching my mind through time
Bending metaphysical force, I call to you
The Jacobite spear will not suffice
The sword held by rebellious hand
Stand fast my vermillion haired warrior of Scotland
See the strength of my love
Feel the force of my spirit
I will rise above, around, and inside of you my love
Strength from within me I give to you
As I search the depths of time
Transport my spirit to your side
Blood and fractured bone I fear not
Pain is but a sign of life
Our love transcends time and place
My love, my warrior of Culloden.