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The Raid

©2014 by Jon Gutmacher
There across the distant shores
the ship appears
the drums, the oars
and crashes thru the
heavy waves
on mission cross the sea

The steersman holds a steady course
the sail is full
and joins the chorus
of warriors chanting battle songs
as they pull their oars
in time

To Odin
raise a shield and sword
to battle
for their warrior Lord
to take all that their ship
can hold
and then return back

And as the coast becomes so clear
the church bells ring
they run with fear
for Vikings come
to kill and maim
there is no way to stand

Then comes the landing
warriors out
they take the land
in one great shout
and slay the first
and then some more
as resistance is put
to rout

Now load the ship
with all the loot
and captive women chained
to boot
and head back home
to Odin’s shores
until the next raid

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