There was a young lad who was unsure of destiny , his name was Merlin

Striving to understand which path was mapped out for him , seeing his future unfurling.

To Camelot he was sent to help the court physician for he had a magic bent.
Gaius knew the boy had talent and a destiny to fulfill a reason he was sent.


He learnt at Gaius’s knee at first terrified of is own magic power he longed to be free

He spent most of time the butt of the young Arthur’s jokes he accepted that was how it had to be.

As he grew older his path became clearer and he knew just how to handle the prince in waiting

He took all Arthur could throw at him gently guiding him toward his path all ills anticipating.

Always at Arthur’s side hiding his magic well

Keeping the young king safe often using a secret spell.

For he had become fast friends with Arthur  and was all but in name an extra knight.

Merlin was the one who could always be depended upon to sort out wrongs and make disasters right.


Guinevere loved him  too he helped her to find her husband true.

Sad was he when she tarried with Lancelot blindly her vows to Arthur she forgot.

Yet Merlin knew that she was true and he convinced Arthur to harm her not.

Oh! so many tales I would tell of Merlin’s time with Arthur

But that is for another time which will be dealt with here after!

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bearspawprint
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 21:33:50

    I do look forward to more about Merlin … and all of you mythical magical ballads. All myth is based in history. The magic is needed to make history real.


  2. WordsFallFromMy
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 21:55:43

    Willow, I am loving your readings! You’re so clever – not even I know how to do that. That’s fantastic.

    And as ever, great writing 🙂


    • willowdot21
      Jun 19, 2013 @ 22:23:35

      Thanks Noeleen I am not at my laptop right now but I shall endeavour to send you an email telling you about sound cloud and how to use it. I am in bed using Google my phone 😉 xx hugs to you both xx


  3. sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches.
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 22:15:43

    You do love to have us coming back for more, don’t you.


  4. Missus Tribble
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 22:44:17

    There is a photograph from my wedding, of my husband and I pretending to sign the register. I’m grinning like an idiot in that picture, because my husband had – under his breath – called me “Dollop Head”. Both of us love this show and that was one of the best insults from Merlin ever! 😀


  5. Eric Alagan
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 23:06:57

    This is very well written, Willow dear. Enjoyed it immensely.

    Peace and luv,


  6. penpusherpen
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 00:00:24

    My favourite Character Sweet Willow, Merlin, the wise and also the brave Wizard. with his own crosses to bear. I’ve read Mary Stewarts The Crystal Cave trilogy. and fell in love with his story. Wonderfully woven poem my friend. hugs aplenty xPenx


  7. saminaiqbal27
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 02:38:46

    Beautifully written. These are fascinating tales. Take care.


  8. Paul
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 23:41:04

    Cool Willow. (came here when you reommended it for another post) I enjoyed this a lot. Thank you.


  9. Bee Halton
    May 09, 2016 @ 15:51:17

    I watched Merlin for quite some time but I always was a little annoyed that Arthur was such a spoilt brat. But well… there is this thing called creative freedom 🙂


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