Keith Burkholder has been published in Creative Juices, Sol Magazine, Trellis Magazine, Foliate Oak Literary Journal, New Delta Review, Poetry Quarterly, Scarlet Leaf Review, and Birmingham Arts Journal. He has a bachelor's degree in statistics with a minor in mathematics from SUNY at Buffalo (UB).
The Legend of the Magical Cross
This magical cross is known by the locals as the true protector of this village. The sorcerer who owns this cross has protected this village from a vast array of enemies over the years.
This magical cross is so powerful that it can provide a shield to blockade the village against any intruders. The magical cross does not kill anyone, it merely provides safety against intruders.
The intruders usually give up their destructive ways when the shield blocks the village from them. They cannot protrude through it at all.
The legend will always be powerful in its aura of this cross. The sorcerer always wants to provide good to the villagers and this cross truly provides such realities.
Legends have different meanings to different people. This is truly the case of this cross in this village.
People in the village love how they are protected from bad villains when the cross protects them the way it does. This has true meaning to the people here.
The cross has always meant the world to this sorcerer. He wants the villagers to experience goodness in their lives.
The goodness rubs off in a positive to the villagers. They want to experience life of goodness as much as they can.
The cross will always be this powerful. It is meant to be the protector of this village and continue forward and beyond.
The sorcerer who has possession of this cross believes good will always exist in this village. The cross is too powerful not be used as a total advantage to the villagers here.
People need protection from destruction and harm. This is truly case for the people in this village.
Time is of the essence and it will continue forward now. The villagers can live life in comfort because of this protection.
The sorcerer will be a part of this village for as long as possible. This is what makes him a great person in general.
Human behavior is hard to understand. One moment there can be total peace, and then the next constant chaos.
The village will continue to be watched over by the sorcerer with the cross as protection. I wish these people well and the cross will continue to protect this village from here on out.