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 Robert J. Lindley, 8-12-2018
  (Part Two) -  The Journey To Troy

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Achilles, The Journey To Troy, 
(Part Two) of (Part One-titled, Achilles, His Heart and Soul Were Mortal)

Achilles, The Journey To Troy

Woe! wretched horrors Olympic gods sent that day
mighty king suffered, his treasure stolen away,
power of Troy against very strongest of Grecian might
testing magnificent force of fantastic Spartan fight!

Saving proud Greek honor was the summoning call
an arrogant king demanded Troy's suffering fall,
swift as Hermes, to mighty warriors, messengers sent
his request soon answered, as they came in flooding torrents.

As Grecian phalanx were boarding its warring ships
strong was the question upon the warriors lips,
Achilles! Achilles! Will our fight he now we brave join
he answering not to king's selfish whims or golden coins.

Roaring loud happy cheers as his ship sails were seen
warriors, certain victories plunders they'd glean,
his godlike bearing seen forward, warship soft splashing prow
for not even Troy's massive walls, could ever stop them now!

Soon Troy's riches they would gather with bloody hands
slaughter its haughty citizens, burn its rich lands,
steal its power and gold, take its pretty women as slaves
for its massive sins, cast its rabble into early graves!

Sacrifices made to Ares they could not fail
their gods had sent favoring winds filling their sails,
Poseidon. rewarded faithful kings, had given their dues
they sailed on with courage, pride of warriors and ships crews.

Eager to land and fight battles for glory's sake
to Olympic gods they prayed, their lives not to take,
gift them courage and hone razor sharp their slashing sharp blades
allow the sweet pleasures of victor's homecoming parades.

Dawn's rays saw Achilles ship surging far ahead
he had his prowess and dark blood-lust to be fed,
in his heart he knowing, this great battle would be his last
glory and fame taken, would forever set world aghast!

As night fell, they knew new day's light, would blood-lust sate
they each sought to placate dark master of their Fate,
with prayers and incense to burning throughout dark fog of night
each prepared for this, the greatest of all their warring fights!

Robert J. Lindley, 8-12-2018
(Part Two) -  The Journey To Troy

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Date: 9/27/2019 7:38:00 PM
You really get into the head of Achilles with this series; a great retelling of an old legend that is thrilling. Congrat's on the POTD.
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Date: 8/17/2018 7:02:00 AM
Hello Robert!! A belated congratulations on the POTD honor here. A magnificent rhyme in every respect, with flawless craftsmanship. Enjoyed it immensely. A FAVE TOO!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:32:00 PM
Thank you Gary. Your words mean a lot to this old and tired poet. As does your friendship my very good friend..
Date: 8/16/2018 1:29:00 PM
Belated congratulations on your POTD! Awesome!
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:31:00 PM
Thank you my good friend. RJL
Date: 8/15/2018 11:36:00 AM
Congratulations Robert, on having this magnificent poem honored with POTD! I love it! : )
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:31:00 PM
Thank you my very dear friend. Your support and friendship has inspired me often to write on days I did not want to. A true blessing that is..
Date: 8/15/2018 9:31:00 AM
You're a poetic genius!
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:29:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Very pleased you liked this one!
Date: 8/15/2018 7:34:00 AM
Dropping by with my congratulations on a most deserved Poem Of The Day Honour Robert. Love the content of both the excellent parts of this write. Have a wonderful Wednesday. your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:28:00 PM
Thank you again Mike, for your support and the inspiration that I so often gain by reading your poetry my friend.
Date: 8/15/2018 7:15:00 AM
- Excellent written, Robert - Congratulations on your p.o.t.d. :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:27:00 PM
Thank you my friend. RJL
Date: 8/14/2018 7:43:00 PM
So...who is here...someone who cares...it's my pleasure to congratulate you Robert...I knew it was special from the start...all the best my friend...
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:26:00 PM
Thank you very much Arturo. Appreciate your support and friendship my good friend!
Date: 8/14/2018 2:56:00 PM
Brilliant my friend, congratulations on the honor...
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:25:00 PM
Thank you Charlie. I am happy this poem was chosen for POTD honors my friend.
Date: 8/14/2018 9:20:00 AM
Wonderful classic poetry! Congratulations!
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:23:00 PM
Thank you very much my good friend! RJL
Date: 8/14/2018 9:07:00 AM
Returning with glad congratulations, dear Robert, for your wonderful and well deserved recognition with POTD honors for your magnificent poem. Congratulations my wonderful friend.. Warmest wishes always. ~Susan
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:22:00 PM
My dear friend, pleases me so very much that you read my poetry and share your keen insights.
Date: 8/14/2018 8:00:00 AM
Your are a true poet, Robert. Congratulations on your POTD.
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:21:00 PM
Thank you my friend. RJL
Date: 8/14/2018 7:35:00 AM
A brilliant write, Robert. Well deserving of the POTD honor. Congratulations my friend. A fave for me. T.J
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:20:00 PM
Thank you Teppo. Always a pleasure to read your replies and thoughts on my poems.
Date: 8/14/2018 7:17:00 AM
Back to congrats!!! my friend...worthy POTD! Robert...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:19:00 PM
Thank you my again friend. RJL
Date: 8/14/2018 6:41:00 AM
Magnificent my friend! Congratulations, love and hugs, xomo!
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:19:00 PM
Thank you my again friend. RJL
Date: 8/14/2018 5:12:00 AM
A captivating journey through Greek mythology.. a gripping epic glorifying a hero blessed with mighty powers.. Only a knowledgeable poet who masters his pen is able to portray such an amazing beauty! A great write! A Gem and a FAV. Congratulations on your POTD! A well deserved acknowledgement Robert.. thank you so much for sharing your generosity, thoughts and gems. Be blessed.
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:14:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. Always a pleasure to see your visits and read your replies. RJL
Date: 8/14/2018 2:07:00 AM
Brilliant mythological verse Robert ( have just read the first) I'm not surprised it has achieved POTD honours. Congratulations. Tom
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:11:00 PM
Thanks my friend, glad you liked this one.
Date: 8/13/2018 5:10:00 PM
A magnificent piece in all its glory, my friend...you are the next Homer...bravo...a Fav...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:17:00 PM
Thank you my good friend. I put a lot into this and I am pleased that it has been so well received.
Date: 8/13/2018 3:46:00 PM
Hi Robert, this is another outstanding part of your epic write. I always love mythology, especially Greek. Onwards, the mighty Achilles and his men set sail for battle and glory. I so enjoyed the first part Robert. I look forward to the next part of this epic piece Robert. This part goes into my faves. Have a wonderful Monday. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:13:00 PM
Thank you Mike. I see we both share the love of mythology and its offerings to be written in poetic verse.
Date: 8/13/2018 2:01:00 PM
A word.. GENIUS!
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Date: 8/18/2018 4:09:00 PM
Thank you my friend. RJL
Date: 8/13/2018 12:54:00 AM
Every bit as compelling as Part One, another outstanding installment in what promises to be an epic masterpiece.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 8/13/2018 10:51:00 AM
Thank you my good friend. Always a cheerful gift your replies giveth. I shall continue with this piece a bit more and perhaps even complete it.
Date: 8/12/2018 8:48:00 PM
Dear Robert, I was enthralled with part two of your mythical series. Your exciting poem offers intrigue, spectacular imagery and building intensity expressed in dramatic fashion with excellent rhythm and rhymes - truly magnificent and commanding poetry! This scintillating gem is a fav! Warmest wishes my wonderful friend. ~Susan
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/14/2018 9:03:00 AM
Dear Robert, please continue to seek and stay in truer light and continue to create your poetic magic.. your verse below is beautifully poignant my wonderful friend..
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Robert Lindley
Date: 8/13/2018 10:49:00 AM
Thank you my very dear friend. As shades of gloom wrestles in beaten soul* this heart pleads to find dear and truer lights.* when life's dark tolls, devour with deeper bites* shadows come, attack cherished writing goals.* Continuing this piece occupies my mind and helps keep the shadows at bay.....
Date: 8/12/2018 4:49:00 PM
Whatever you are compiling...this is a good addition...well written, well done...All the best Robert
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Robert Lindley
Date: 8/13/2018 10:37:00 AM
Thank you my good friend. So pleased you found favor with this and lift my spirits with your reading and kind comment.