‘Mulan’ by Stephanie Fang The Society December 16, 2016 Culture, High School Submissions, Poetry 1 Comment Sighs fill the room as Mulan weaves the loom She doesn’t want Father to meet his doom. The Khan needs an army to face the Huns; Father can barely walk let alone run. There’s none to take his place and perhaps die: Little brother’s too young to even try, Elder sister can’t stand the sight of gore. Making up her mind, Mulan goes to war. Twelve years fighting, winning many glories, Creating many heroic stories… No longer a man, finally at home, First time in forever using a comb. Her actions inspiring veneration, A legend for countless generations. Stephanie Fang is a high school student at Fei Tian Academy of the Arts in upstate New York. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) One Response Michael Dashiell December 16, 2016 Though you’re apparently an adolescent, you impress me. You reveal a maturity and substance beyond your years, a talent with enough fertility to grow. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.