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Robert J. Lindley
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original version written , March 9th, 1977
edited/updated today- August 9th , forty-one years later
Syllables Per Line:14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14
Total # Syllables: 336
Total # Words: 230
 
References list
1. Jason's Golden Fleece*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Fleece
2. Serengeti*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serengeti_National_Park
3  Horn*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horn_of_Africa
4. Rock of Gibraltar*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_of_Gibraltar
5. Hermes*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermes
6. Odin*
https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odin
7. Thor*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor
8. Minotaur*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minotaur
9. Nectar of the Gods* (Ambrosia)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrosia
10. Eurytus' bow*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Eurytus_of_Oechalia
11. Titans*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titan_(mythology)
12. Heracles sword*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heracles
13.  Elf*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elf
14.  Atilla's*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attila
15. Hammer of Hephaestus*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hephaestus
16. Forest of Burzee*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_of_Burzee
17. Asgard*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asgard
18. Undines*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undine_(disambiguation)
19. Amphitrite*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphitrite
20.  Ao Qin*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_King
21. Vahalla*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valhalla
For This Is The Story, An Old Poet Sought Not To Miss (Part One) I've ate Eden's last apple, coveted Jason's* golden fleece chained myself in caverns of darkness, begging no release refused mighty crowns of power, fed myself painful feasts crushed my beating heart, as if it were a ravenous beast. I've tamed the lions of Serengeti, sailed around the Horn* trekked unarmed, darkest jungles, where fiercest beasts are born slain dragons with Sequoias, tossed Rock of Gibraltar* walked in realms of Hades, spat upon its first altar. I've outran Hermes*, sank my teeth deep into granite walls sat beside Odin*, gave Thor's* first crown in Valhalla's* halls wrestled mighty Minotaur*, its armored hide I ripped stole the Nectar of the Gods*, laughed at them as I sipped. I've shot Eurytus' bow*, killed Titans* with Heracles sword* defeated dark Elf* armies, massacred Atilla's* first horde swung Hammer of Hephaestus*, slept in Forest of Burzee* trained Arminius army, taught them to show no mercy. I've quenched Vesuvius fires, held lightning in my hand flew bright skies over Asgard*, defended its precious homelands swam with Undines*, feasted with beautiful Amphitrites* fished with friend Ao Qin*, dragon king of the Southern Sea nights. I've seen this world of fantasy, inked its splendor in words sailed in its oceans of love and flown with magical birds dreamed in its word-paradise and found true love's deepest kiss for this is the story, an old poet sought not to miss. Robert J. Lindley Rhyme original version written , March 9th, 1977 edited/updated today- August 9th , forty-one years later

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Date: 9/5/2018 2:28:00 PM
Hi Robert, You write like the ancient Greek poets (Homer). but to describe it from a 21st century perspective "Awesome!" My mother now passed, was Greek. All the best Jenny Proxenos
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Date: 8/13/2018 6:21:00 PM
I love this poem, Robert - such a rich mythological tapestry. I'm a big mythology fan myself. Fave
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Date: 8/13/2018 1:24:00 PM
Wow what a treasure of amazing imagery. Superb, Robert.
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Date: 8/13/2018 12:23:00 PM
You have taken our souls and hearts to a "world of fantasy", "oceans", "paradise" .. a magic world mesmerising your reader's senses! A brilliant work of art! A FAV. Always a great pleasure to read what you ink in splendour! Keep shining with beauty Robert. Be blessed.
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Date: 8/9/2018 11:42:00 PM
Great mythologies and imagery, and the words flow very smoothly. Excellent writing, as always.
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Date: 8/9/2018 11:11:00 PM
This is good...I enjoyed it all...unique approach... All the best Robert
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Date: 8/9/2018 7:28:00 PM
Fantastic write, Robert!
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Date: 8/9/2018 4:29:00 PM
Brilliant verse Robert, with you're mind you can do anything go anywhere. Tom
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Date: 8/9/2018 3:50:00 PM
determination ("more...i want more!!! : )
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