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THE RESTLESS SEA historical quatrain for contest

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THE RESTLESS SEA historical quatrain for contest


                                         THE RESTLESS SEA


                           As dawn swept 'way the morning stars
                           A gloomy Helen glared
                           Poor Paris stood in silence-- watched--
                           He’d kiss her if he dared.

                           The sea was raging round their heads
                           The men rowed without cease
                           The lovers headed to their doom--
                            A myth is birthed in Greece

                           Ten thousand ships launch in pursuit
                           Rough soldiers flex their knees--
                           Today hunt thieves tomorrow queens-- 
                           Men do what kings will please

                           The soldiers puked and gambled hard
                           Twas boredom that they feared
                           A seasick trip was just a jaunt--
                           The Trojan shore appeared

                           The glory grew beyond Troy’s walls
                           The truth no one can trust….
                           Dark tragedy writ in the books--
                           Tis flung among the dust.


Victoria Anderson-Throop
1/14/13

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  1. Date: 2/11/2013 6:47:00 AM

    Congrat's on the contest. An enjoyable, gritty account.

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 4:37:00 AM

    Congrats on your win! I loved the way you did this!

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 2:14:00 AM

    What an awesome and interesting write that kept me tied to each line! No wonder it garnered first place Victoria. I loved it. CONGRATULATIONS!

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 9:52:00 PM

    Congratulations Victoria. ....Seren

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 8:48:00 PM

    Victoria, this is one of my favorite contest... love it... Congratulations, with your amazing poems. Always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 7:38:00 PM

    Well done. An exciting entry and wonderful win. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 6:10:00 PM

    Ahh poor Helen they always blame the woman! ;) Congrad's on your win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 5:19:00 PM

    The reasons of war are many and you picked a clever topic for your write. I love the poem as much as the story. RAY

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:45:00 PM

    Enjoyed this !! I remember this topic from school days. Of course they only touched on the facts known. Excellent write and Congratulations on a first place win !!

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:19:00 PM

    Victoria great write on this creative take on history--and nailing the meter etc.

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:00:00 PM

    Brilliant! Love it - fav :-) Congratulaions on your 1st place win, Victoria. Love, Su

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 10:11:00 AM

    Victoria--awesome entry--soup mail