sometimes the comments become part of the art!
shield, lance, dragon fangs:
helmeted honor foretold;
soldier on ‘neath flag.
Pat Podlipec commented:
I like your phrase “soldier on ‘neath flag”
Laura Salas commented:
“dragon fangs” – Why do we never hear of dragon fangs? As soon as I read this, I thought, “Of course, dragons have fangs. Deathly, meaty, sharp fangs.” But I don’t think I’ve ever seen them referred to! I like all the nouns in line 1, and the words helmeted, foretold, and soldier have such a nice ring (literally) to them, all together.