Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership
Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places

THE VIKINGS

cherl dunn Avatar cherl dunn - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled THE VIKINGS which was written by poet cherl dunn. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by cherl dunn

Best Cherl Dunn Poems

+ Fav Poet

THE VIKINGS

Harsh winds blow from a baron frozen land,
Of ice and snow.
Exhaling Nordic gods breath a chilling mist
An eerie foggy vapor creeping along the
 Waters aquatic edge.
Rages angry seas lap against the wooden
Hauls as battle harden men brace for impact
Waves crack tarring asunder splinters oaken shell.
Yet these Icelandic warriors laugh at death,
Savoring it's flavor, and relishing their own bloods
Taste upon salted lips.
The devils seed lives within them, these
 Barbaric conquerors known to history as the vikings
By Thor’s mighty hammer does strike thus,
Against the anvils rough hewed edge.
Sparks fly igniting thunder and lightening below
Splitting apart the very heaven's themselves,
Odin exposes a distant horizons far off shore.
Hear the oarsmen drumming, a pounding, 
 It's hastening beat the inner heart of this vessel
Foretelling hells army will soon arrive,
At early morning highest tide.
Whom shall stand after this storm hits land fall.
The sword unsheathed will take vengeance fill
With it's blade dipped an ink well of blood.
No treaty signed can stop history's mighty wrath
Feel hot Norse breath upon your neck oh roman.
Seek thy brothers kinsman’s council for
 Safety’s sake alone.
Fears children hide beneath a gray cloak of innocence.
Illusions shelter of falsehoods arrogance delusion,
 Believing the walls of roman shall never fall.
A dark shadow is cast over thy world of glittering
Gold a plunders treasure chest a shinning example 
For glistening ripening to fill ill gotten
 Gains empty hauls. 
What price to pay for lies deceit, it's brilliance
Calls forth a trumpeting, a sounding for
 Deaths comforting.  
Valhalla gates open wide, to welcome
Vanquished heroes unto the neither world.
While Romanian drink deeply from deaconesses
Bloody cup.
The Vikings sing a victory song and voyage on
And Odin smile down upon his people 
With pride's honor restored.
BY: CHERYL ANNA DUNN

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 3/8/2014 4:01:00 PM
    Hi Cheryl, you bring to life the world of the Viking before our eyes with this canvas, painted with such consumate skill. Living a harsh life bred a harsh breed, yet they could have there gentle side with there own. Your voice tells that they journey to foreign fields. You take the Viking along his bloody road. Yet even the Viking is a man of honour. Odin's horn calls and the long ships head out of the fjord. You show the Viking as he was and shall always be remembered. Your Friend always..MIKE.

  1. Date: 1/21/2014 9:33:00 PM
    I enjoyed this one the first time I read it, because my son was into the whole Viking phase. I think, I am happy I did not live back then. Can you imagine how scary they looked... enjoyed...Linda

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 7:02:00 PM
    Hi mommy everything is okay so far, girls are back from jeff's , cain is just watching bill nye the science guy and wanted to say im bored lol Talk to you soon Love you Mom

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 9:08:00 PM
    Well I like this Cherl , since I come from viking stalk ;} My grand mother born in Norway came over age 23- 24 and married her Irish boyfriend. I have also written a few on vikings in yrs past. Though not posted on this sight. Thank you for liking my ancient rains poem. You have a blessed day ;}

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 9:02:00 PM
    My son will love this poem... he love any subject on Vikings... i like the way you ended the poem.. with The ODIN smile... dignity and all...always~ LINDA