THE SIEGE (Breach the Castle Walls)



Cold wind swept northern black waters
Twilight fog unto dim
Massive silent ships dock at harbor
Unloading steeds in armor
Thirty thousand Norwegian and Danish Vikings
In mass we move up in

Our captains advancing forward into the frigid blackening night
She is thus the only ally
Exceptions to thickened ghost skins of animal hides

Brandishing white knuckle swords we dare
We can already smell death of enemies that are seemingly so close
There is nothing that we warriors will ever fear

Moods are somber; hearts in chest now begin to grow in size
As the towering fortress of the hated foe
A silhouette in blackness through the mist doth rise

Hoping beyond a measure of nexus to well laid traps
Be unto element of the surprise
As a Norse and Dane grinning ear to ear, waiting behind our toothless gaps

Parched lips a drool run over fond thoughts of valor
Ready to the first round of weaponry
As scarlet arrows flaming, arch whizzing through the stillness to shatter

Vociferous bellows aloud of war beget into charging
As colossal, ripping arms are heaving,cross one hand then another
To catapults a ready, mammoth stones sent true hurling unto flying

Impact then a crashing!! Gates of timbers cracking into splitting
Exposes the raging blazes amid
Of infernos from invading arrows landing

To the thrusting would be victims one by one bulging eyes of red duly over glaze
The brunt! The breach!
With war hammer, axe and battle mace
The sweetness of victory are the tears of blood we taste

Attack the heart, victors within, the castle walls we have reached
The Siege to spoils, a smorgasbord of feasts, feeds the hunger of the men
The raging Nordic beasts!
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXAAXX XXX XXX BXB CBC AXA DAD DXD XXXX XXX
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,619
Words 287
Stanzas 10
Stanza Lengths 6, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3

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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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