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In horned helmets and draped in fearsome skins,
the Viking warriors berserk in the village.    
Our men with sickles fight to save their kin 
as blood runs the path, men rape and pillage.
Our loved ones butchered and, oh the din,
as sisters shackled are thrust in iron cages 
And so, the Saxon shore of England bore 
the hordes of Odin and the might of Thor.

With the blood of children still on their hands
we women were carried to their foreign shore
to live as trells, slaves in that cold land
amongst cattle and sheep we'd sleep on the floor
our every breath at their Kings command  
no more to see our homeland, our green shore
And so, by fjords we woman lived and bore
children for Odin and the might of Thor.

Poet: Debbie Guzzi
Contest: Moment in Another Time

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  1. Date: 4/15/2012 6:49:00 AM
    Thnx , Debbie, Congrats to you, jag

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 8:14:00 AM
    This would take the most stalwart women to survive such a difficult time in history....some of that strength, passed down through the ages for generations...(I believe you have inherited a strong constitution...) Great work!!

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 2:00:00 PM
    Congrats Debbie on your special win and sharing a great piece of history, hugs vie

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 12:35:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Nette's "Moment In Another Time" contest Debbie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 10:13:00 AM
    Debbie, congratulations with your win;-) Always~ PD

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 10:08:00 AM
    congrats Debbie on a phenomenal entry and second place win luv.. excellently expressed for one moment in another time luv..

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 3:01:00 AM
    a fierceful time, a fierceful write, debbie!...sweet congrats on your win in my contest..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 1:22:00 AM
    Congratulations Debbie this is a beautiful poem xx

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 1:26:00 PM
    However Guzzical (magical) this is, you seem a tad distracted--might be my fault. Still a winner anyhow. Mail

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 7:57:00 AM
    Superb all the best in the contest, it has winner written on it xx My avatar is a little bit of my jeans xx

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 7:40:00 PM
    A nice piece of history well shared enjoyed your poetry Debbie, hugs,vie

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 12:07:00 PM
    Amazing imagery! I feel like I'm there and oh, I don't want to be. Best wishes in the contest...a sure winner. Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 11:11:00 AM
    You've taken me back in time Deb.. I love the words you used,they co ordinate so well with that time being.. Charma

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 11:03:00 AM
    Excellent imagery in this one, Deb. I could easily envision those Viking warriors. Hugs, Catie :)