The Scribe: Miren
The quill scratches, making marks that record
the deeds of Sarn, his beloved brother,
who can’t see his worth. That task never bores
Miren as he sits writing of his brother
by lumir light every night. How many
words must spill on journal pages before
he finds the spark for an epiphany?
Every day his brother fetches food for
orphans then works to earn his bed, his bread
and his brother’s education so that
Miren won’t have to work until he’s dead.
Sarn sacrificed freedom to an autocrat.
Miren’s still writing, recording the deeds
of a life sacrificed in love and need.
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Mired was feeling left out since I’ve written sonnets about his brother, nephew and other characters. So he asked for a sonnet and so I whipped one up. Miren and Sarn are both characters in my Curse Breaker Saga, where you can read more about them.