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Viking Warfare

I left my home, the world to roam
it’s been now twelve years gone.
From a boy to a man
was a dreadful short span,
as I journeyed to valleys beyond.
Now the king, he has spoken
and battle has broken,
I’m wise to the ways of the world.
Long on the sword,
as we seek our reward,
to see our flag unfurled…
Sailed by starry dark of night,
our longships cross the sea.
Where a hundred headless horsemen
guard the gates of Galilee.
Each dawn’s a daily dance of death,
through battle smoke like dragon’s breath.
With echo axe to armor chink,
each onslaught we rebuffed.
You can invite the devil for a drink
…if you think you’re man enough.
Heavy’s the head that wears the crown,
when the blood of brothers’ beckons.
Weak is the sword, as it lies on the ground.
If there’s a will, there’s a way,
there are weapons.
But once the battle has ended
and our journeys’ been made, 
there’ll be air in my lungs, 
and blood on my blade.
As was foretold, our flag was unrolled
as in the past… now once again!
Vikings prevail, each time we sail,
in the age of wooden ships
… and iron men.

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Date: 7/13/2018 6:49:00 PM
Congratulations on your #1 win. Well done!
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Date: 7/13/2018 7:56:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 7/13/2018 6:14:00 PM
Congratulations on your awesome win. Nicely written.... Hugs Eve
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Date: 7/31/2018 9:16:00 PM
Thanks so much!
Date: 7/13/2018 12:40:00 PM
Wow, this is fantastic Cole - I love the rousing, warlike rhythm and the flowing rhyme - not forgetting the stirring imagery. A worthy winner.
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Date: 7/13/2018 7:56:00 PM
A sincere thanks, and to say I'm glad you enjoyed this one... CB
Date: 7/13/2018 7:38:00 AM
Cole, congratulations on your top win with this amazing write
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Date: 7/13/2018 11:19:00 AM
Thanks so much! Glad you liked it. CB
Date: 7/12/2018 7:02:00 PM
I love Viking lore and history and I love your amazing Viking poem, Cole. A captivating and compelling write, I was spellbound by the beauty of the content and excellent rhymes, and especially by the impact of your last three lines. Congratulations on your superb win! Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 7/12/2018 7:24:00 PM
Susan, thank you for your kind words. It is always nice to hear that your work and inspiration is appreciated. CB
Date: 7/12/2018 1:05:00 PM
Congratulations on your wonderful first placement Cole! A well written piece filled with intrigue! : )
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Date: 7/12/2018 1:34:00 PM
So nice to see that my work is appreciated. Thanks. CB
Date: 7/12/2018 12:39:00 PM
Congratulations on your win Cole! I enjoy the images you portrayed with your words.
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Date: 7/12/2018 1:35:00 PM
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed this one... CB
Date: 7/12/2018 12:12:00 PM
Congrats on the top win. Good work.
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Date: 7/26/2018 6:08:00 PM
Thanks so much!
Date: 7/12/2018 9:43:00 AM
Great piece of poetry, loved it. Congrats on your win, Faux.
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Date: 7/12/2018 9:14:00 AM
Congrats Cole on an excellent rhyming poem, shared top honors... a worthy write!
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Date: 7/12/2018 1:40:00 PM
Thank you so much! I am glad to see that my work is appreciated. CB