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Rana's Legion Defends

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Rana's Legion Defends

Rana's Legion Defends


Barbarians had won the city and slain all there
  burned it down after stripping it completely bare
From the Holy city of Rome orders quickly flew
  destroy these invaders now, your legion and you

Ten days hard march with never a long or great rest
  no complaints for Rana's legion were always the best
Two weeks out chasing the savage barbarian horde
  led by its barbaric , tall and savage murdering Lord

Time was very near because the trail was so very hot
  Rana knew the enemy would pick their very best spot
Five more days racing forward at steady, deadly paces
  soon legionnaires would see their enemy's wicked faces

Following day the huge enemy camp was found
  across vast plains at base of a rocky mound
Rana rested his legionnaires just before the big fight
  weapons ready , his brave men without any fright

Sun burst forth with a wicked gleam in it's light
  legion ever so ready and looking so very bright
Rana checked each and every eager fighting man
  reminding all of his clever winning battle plan

Spearmen six deep center of the advancing van
  splitting right and left upon his first command
Archers firing quick volleys from  fifty yards behind
  raining down destruction upon enemy's failing line

Sounding horn sending in central reserves eager to slay
  enemy routed by the power legion sent into the deadly fray
As Rana commanded his swordsmen to hack the enemy apart
  find the tall leader and cut out his wickedly, black heart

Savage brutes tossed away their weapons and began to run
  legionnaires raced forward cutting them down having fun
Rana came upon the savage Lord fighting upon the mound
  rushed upon him so very quickly without making a sound

A cut to his left leg just below his unprotected knee
  a jab into his chest as the brute turned to flee
Off with his hairy head as blood so freely flowed
  victory won, the pride of the legion so fairly glowed

Rana's legion finished off the barbaric wounded where they lay
  stripping all the bodies of weapons and spoils the very next day
Marching back to the garrison proudly to be richly rewarded there
  each and every man to receive the bloody war booty, his fair share!

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  1. Date: 7/14/2014 10:51:00 PM
    Robert,, I'm passing by to say hi, and thank you for the reply, you left on the comment I left below... XOX~ LINDA

  1. Date: 7/3/2014 9:56:00 AM
    Tremendous write! Congratulations on the win.

    Lindley Avatar Robert Lindley
    Date: 7/3/2014 9:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you much...
  1. Date: 7/2/2014 12:57:00 AM
    Your poem is very efficient Robert, a skill that the Romans and I respect. I appreciate how this depiction of Romsn battle has the integrity of a begining, middle and ending. J.A.B.

    Lindley Avatar Robert Lindley
    Date: 7/2/2014 5:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. As in war , the battle is the middle and hopefully the ending comes sooner rather than later.
  1. Date: 7/1/2014 7:06:00 AM
    This is an entertaining poem in rhyme Robert. It might be long, but it kept my attention all through. Well done! Congratulations on your top placing. // paul

    Lindley Avatar Robert Lindley
    Date: 7/1/2014 3:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Paul. I could find no good way to shorten it because the contest Sponsor requested action..
  1. Date: 7/1/2014 6:13:00 AM
    Wow! Robert! Like watching a great battle scene on screen! Action I haven't the ability to conquer yet. Well done my friend! Congrats on a great win!.. Hugs.. Arlene

    Lindley Avatar Robert Lindley
    Date: 7/1/2014 3:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my friend. It actually took me longer to write than any write I have done lately.
  1. Date: 6/30/2014 10:30:00 PM
    Lots of fast-paced action, and you did a wonderful job of exemplifying endurance. Congratulations!

    Lindley Avatar Robert Lindley
    Date: 7/1/2014 3:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much. My first time putting a battle into verse.
  1. Date: 6/30/2014 10:27:00 PM
    Well Done, Robert..... Linda

    Lindley Avatar Robert Lindley
    Date: 7/1/2014 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you PD.
  1. Date: 6/1/2014 3:22:00 PM
    Dear Robert, I couldn't help but think of "The Charge of the Light Brigade" while reading your poem. War is wonderful for the winners and always a tragedy for the losers. Well written rhyme! Love, Carolyn

    Lindley Avatar Robert Lindley
    Date: 6/1/2014 6:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My friend, very pleased you found in interesting and well written. Many thanks...
  1. Date: 6/1/2014 8:59:00 AM
    Great story told in poetic form..The battle was not won by the strongest or the tallest but by those who trusted in God..Thanks for the visit to my page..Your work captured by attention and brought me in to read to the end..Sara

    Lindley Avatar Robert Lindley
    Date: 6/1/2014 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Sara! Always a pleasure to read your comments and great writes!