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To The Heart Of Viking Legends And Thor's Great Oath, Part One,

To The Heart Of Viking Legends And Thor's Great Oath,
Part One, (In tribute to, the poem, "The Old Gods",
by Calvin Dill Wilson)


When the Olden Gods cast mortals aside
such was hopeless and part of divine Fate
Now in far nether realms they sulk and hide
waiting cosmos to universe divide
Odin's rage, Tyr's sad heart do not forgive
blasphemy in which mankind chose to live.

Valhalla requests, Odin, Tyr and Thor
enter our dreams to inspire and to thrive
magnificent glory their inner core
for within mankind, their seed is alive
Disenchanted that their offspring dared to fail
their earth wept, birthing deep new pits of Hell.

Poison leeched into earth's clear flowing streams
darkness dominated once soft-blue seas
Seeing that, in fury they sent sad dreams
tho' many sent their loud, desperate pleas
Yet temptations ruled over many men
as the new Dark Lord, set his evil grin!

From malignant throne, Loki at his side
this world he soon blackened and did so smite
Gave his friend Loki a dragon to ride
ordered up ferocious monsters at night
Odin's Sun kept Dark beasts halfway at bay
radiance of Light, covered man at day.

Alas! The faithful few still living now
hidden in mountains of protective stone
Searching for fresh new fertile fields to plow
amidst evil world with hate overgrown
Those few, gods that desired to hold trust true
went to mountains to give mankind its due.

Vast armory of shields and swords they keep
Brokkr and Eitri, set magic into blades
For immense sorrows this world sends, they weep
swearing never shall their loyalty fade
For even Loki's wrath they do not fear
nor allow his hateful lies bend their ears.

When moon shall for thirteen nights shineth red
Thor sworn by Valhalla oath to return
To avenge warriors, Dark Lord hath bled
restore cities Loki's dragon has burned
Sworn Valhalla's warriors as his kin
Thor, protects the weak and honors brave men!

Hold true this promise and its future tale
by Odin's words his son can not deny
his deeds, courage, which warriors regale
by his might, Mjölnir shall yet again fly!
With Mjölnir, and courage born in his blood
Thor and Tyr's wrath will pour out as a flood!

Robert J. Lindley, 5-21-2019
Rhyme, ( Courage, That Which Honor Holds Sacred And True )
To The Heart Of Viking Legends And Thor's Great Oath,
Part One, In tribute to, the poem, The Old Gods,
by Calvin Dill Wilson

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Total # Words: 352

Note:
1. Link to the very fine Tribute poem
by Calvin Dill Wilson, 1918, "The Old Gods"
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=14109
2.  https://www.bartleby.com/300/1292.html

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Date: 5/22/2019 10:36:00 AM
I'm a unknown Marvel Comics fan and collector.. your poem is rich speaks of truth/tales of fair Asgard..Thor and his fam.. superb... Write Robert...Write On James
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Robert Lindley
Date: 5/22/2019 5:35:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am delighted that you see some praise worthiness in this new mythological tale!
Date: 5/22/2019 4:49:00 AM
The Scandinavian mythology can inspire anyone. It's epic and Scandinavian-like cool. I like such coolness, Robert)
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Robert Lindley
Date: 5/22/2019 5:33:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have in my family history that bloodline and in my soul some of its inspirational fires..
Date: 5/21/2019 7:00:00 PM
The beginning of another fine tale. Have a great day my friend.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 5/22/2019 5:32:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Your very kind comment is so truly appreciated.