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Viking Plunder

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Viking Plunder

The Viking gallery slipped quietly through the night
the oars just barely skimming the gentle swell
sails were fur-lowed  tight to help hide it from sight
the warriors ready for the signal sounded by the bell

Silently they landed, ferocious was their appearance
wielding their great battle axes wearing winged helmets
they crept up on the sleeping village in timeless trance
plundering and pillaging killing some helpless pets

Taking captive the fairest of the maids enslaving burly men
to work the gallery's oars, filling the hold with stolen treasure
drinking wine from carved horns and spit roasting a tasty hen
soon well into their cups they ravished most maids keeping one pure

She of flaxen hair and hour glass figure and tender years was spared 
a most fitting present for their king, the rest would be auctioned for profit
the coin added to the treasury. Now under full sail the waves they dared
knowing a welcome most raucous awaited they now their torches lit

Their king was most pleased with his gift and vowed they would be wed
a great feast was prepared and the mead flowed thick and sweetly
the Viking cheered as their king  took the maid first as wife then to bed
weeping as she was ravished, he rode her like a bull until she bled badly

Back to the feast he downed some horns then lay down to sleep
the maid waited until all was silent and then into his heart she struck deep
she took back her shame as he lay dying knowing her own death she did reap
turning the dagger on herself her life no value she slipped into eternal sleep


  written 05/01/2014
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  1. Date: 5/22/2014 11:55:00 AM
    Hi Shadow, You have written a best selling novel here, One that Hollywood would love to make into a movie. Perhaps by Steven Spielberg. Yes that good. Thank you so much for sharing this write with us here and for visiting my writes and leaving the kindness. Love and Peace, Deborah

  1. Date: 5/11/2014 6:18:00 PM
    Awesome write! I read everything that has the word Viking in it. This gift is really good one. Thanks for posting this for us to enjoy.

  1. Date: 5/8/2014 3:01:00 AM
    The title of the poem forced me to a read - being a regular visitor of the land of the Vikings - Denmark.. The content of your poem saved me a trip and took me down a memory-lane of 18 years of fabulous holidays in Denmark with each time at least 2 times visiting a Viking-market. I really ENJOYED this poem in several ways so much. Dutch greetings Elly Rated 7 for this rhyme (if the Dutch rating system was enabled I would have given you a 10 plus..)

  1. Date: 5/2/2014 2:09:00 PM
    WOW! Shadow. I feel I have been to a movie! Such is the vividness of your imagery as it swamps my mind! I try hard in my own poems to leave a vivid image in the mind of my reader. But mine is a still photograph -- when I succeed. Yours is a full screen motion picture! I now mark you as one of my Fav Poets, so that I will not lose track of your imaginary work! Hugs;) Sam

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/2/2014 2:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Sam I am so touched by your very kind comments and for favoring me. hugs
  1. Date: 5/2/2014 7:59:00 AM
    Strong and imaginative write Shadow! Sad ending....but epics do tend to elicit a tear or two! // paul

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/2/2014 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ops what happen there lol ty Paul yes they do I try to write on many subjects rather than be repetitive hugs
    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/2/2014 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Rick inspired by Simon Williams (Bard of Exeter 2013) comment last night on Winscombe Face which I read at the meeting hugs
  1. Date: 5/2/2014 7:33:00 AM
    One of your best Shadow! 7

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/2/2014 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Rick inspired by Simon Williams (Bard of Exeter 2013) comment last night on Winscombe Face which I read at the meeting hugs
  1. Date: 5/2/2014 12:44:00 AM
    wow, what a poem!! Is this for an epic type contest? VERY good story!! Like a twisted Romeo and Juliet tragedy. awesome.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/2/2014 4:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Andrea ty for your wonderful comment no it is not presently intended for any contest. I may try to develop it into a story though hugs
  1. Date: 5/1/2014 11:33:00 PM
    A good approach.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/2/2014 4:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Muhammad hugs