Sabresun

My pen name on the net has been Sabresun for about as long as I can
remember, and has always been the name I’ve used to post poems in
various online forums.

That name is something of a tale that has really nothing to do
with poetry. I used to play a role playing game called “Age of the
throne” (it still exists although its heyday was early 2000) which
was set in 17C Paris, France.

Sabresun, Libre Esprit was the name I decided upon when I
participated in the game, which involved dueling & fencing, plus
all the general etiquette of the period. Well, I say that, but often it
seemed more ‘out of character’ than in. Anyway, the reason I looked
for such a game initially was because of a childhood memory of a tv
adventure serial mostly remembered because of its catchy opening
tune.

There used to be a programme that I watched as a kid (it always
seemed to be on during the holidays), it was a subtitled, black & white
(atleast I recall it as black and white strangely) french adventure serial
called, “The flashing blade”.

It was a pretty dodgy, you know the kind; so bad, it’s good (the hero
fought off dozens of villans with his hair james bond-like unruffled)
Still, as an impressionable kid I liked it, come to think of it the theme
music was pretty cool too. It was on early in the morning, my sister was
up generally before me, but if I heard the title music I was out of bed in
a blink of an eye.

I suppose I had this in mind when I thought up Sabresun. Funnily
enough at the time the brand of shaving foam I used was called “Sabre”,
the mind works in strange ways; Sabre sun – flashing blade.

Before I started posting poems (I didn’t know those places existed)
I used to play backgammon using the same name, so I decided to keep it,
for better, for worse.

 

“You’ve got to fight for what you want,
for all that you believe.

It’s right to fight for what we want,
to live the way we please.

As long as we have done our best,
then no one can do more.

And life and love and happiness,
are well worth fighting for.

And we should never count the cost,
or worry that we’ll fall.

It’s better to have fought and lost,
then not have fought at all.

Let’s always take whatever comes,
and never try to hide.

Face everything and anyone,
together side by side.

And life and love and happiness,
are well worth fighting for.”

7 thoughts on “Sabresun

  1. nectarfizz says:

    I go by Nectarfizz and will do so until they sue my ass for stealing their beverage name…then I will have a lot of swearing and deleteing to do on some 30 sites I use the name on..eep.

  2. Matt says:

    Laughs, I’ve never heard of the drink, is it good?

  3. nectarfizz says:

    I named my blog after it..what do you think? (raises eyebrow and smiles)

  4. Matt says:

    I think it’s fizzy nectar which can’t be a bad thing, unless you like your nectar unfizzed.

    *raises a glass of nectarfizz*

  5. nectarfizz says:

    Smile..

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