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Niflheim neophyte



Throughout copious realms
Comes the road asunder
In rights, heroes travel on to Valhalla
What’s left plagued by age or doom
Onward through cold shadowed vapor
Niflheim comes he at end
Abiding hell lies beneath Midgard’s edge
The ledge, tis worn by those cowardly courageous
Which stand upon and fate doth ponder
Before the plunge where dreams must die
Into the “Forgotten Falls” of yonder
Myths or legends, here be never born
But, recruits of demons, Loki’s legions
Their spirits awaken to the sound
Of the Ragnarok battle horn
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A fortyish native born all American man. Married twice and for the last time. I have four children; Three daughters and one son that are all over the age of eighteen. I also have two grandchildren; one three years old and one nine months old. Inspired by God, tragedy, life's experiences and then a fairy tale love. I never intentionally set out to write poetry, but "She" inspired me. "She" meaning the love of my life. That love is a passion that after thirteen years still grows stronger each and every day. It eventually had to be put into writing. As I wrote poetry to her, she encouraged me to approach other subjects. Doing so brought me to discover that poetry could wash away the bitter tastes of life (suicide, cancer, and divorce) that were still living like demons inside me. So when poetic therapy brought those impish fiends to a stalemate, I began to experiment more. Creating fictional characters and situations within my works. The support of this online community has inspired me even further to continue to hone my writing skills giving the readers the best that I can offer. Thanks to all you out there in Lulu land. more…

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