Ruddy Boy

Today’s task was a description of a Biblical Character

Some might describe him
           As of a ruddy complexion

Clearly not yet a man, but no longer a boy
           His mid teens rendering his limb proportions
                      A confused gangly mess

But there is strength in his arms
           One who knows the benefit of an honest day’s work
                      Of life in the fields

A few choice scars
           War wounds the evidence proudly displayed
           to illustrate his tales of defence and victory
                      Of lions and bears

Calluses on the tips of his fingers

His eyes shine brightly
           with joy
           and anguish
           and poetry
           and innocent determination

An earnest lad
           He runs when he moves from place to place

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