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The Night Watch by Adva Shtalberg

Pz-avatarby Adva14 Feb 2021

The below (Ekphrastic) poem describes Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch” painting from 1642

Is it night or maybe day?
It does not matter much to us,
we are here to serve and protect
with our muskets, spears, and drums.
We lost some brothers through the years,
we morn them deeply in our hearts.
Our bonds were tight in blood and sweat
with a single goal in mind.
We want to serve our king and queen,
to earn their honor and respect.
This is the life we chose to live,
and no one here is looking back.
Take my hand and walk us
until the angels collect.