A Poem by BobQuinn

Author: PRO BobQuinn
Created: December 02, 2017 at 11:40 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: History | General/Other | General/Other
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Conquest Ethic  

The Norsemen went a viking
to raid and kill for plunder,
dragon ships beneath them
square sail they all lived under.

On benches athwart their long ships
they rowed against the wind,
bright round shields hung outboard
used in their battles to win.

Brave stout men and berserkers
drove enemies away like cattle,
the signature talent of a Norseman
was a savage prowess in battle.

Open invasion and bold attack
spread terror at their name,
villagers and town folk fled
where ever the Norsemen came.

Ax and sword in willing hand
conquered all who would resist,
only quick surrender and tribute
would persuade them to desist.

Gold crucifixes or sheep in the field
all fair game for the taking,
treaties and pacts signed in blood
was their future in the making.

Striking fear from Newfoundland
to the far away Black Sea,
the Scandinavian raiders
went unafraid and free.

© BobQuinn - all rights reserved

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Comments & Reviews ( X 2)

December 04, 2017
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Loved it Bob but I never behaved in this way, but then I was never a Norseman! Great content and an enjoyable read also it is a rhyming poem which is becoming a rarity these days. Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope that WN will stay with us. take care and thanks for leading me in this direction. SL Rod.

Thanks Rod, the "Vikings" has begun a new season on TV so there may be yet another one in this genre.

  BobQuinn replied on December 06, 2017

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