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A British Soldier – poem

Blended in the styles of Ruyard Kipling, and Lord Tennyson comes this incredible modern war poem about a British Colonial Soldier in the late 1800’s, and his experience in the Zulu Wars. I consider it one of my best fantasy poems.

The Warrior of Stamford Bridge — a true poem of great bravery

A poem describing the actual epic battle in England in 1066 when a large viking force led by King Harald Hardrada of Norway tried to usurp English King Harold Godwinson, and take over the English throne. Godwinson’s army caught the vikings unprepared, and completely routed them. Attempting to retreat back, a lone viking warrior volunteered to block the only crossing at Stamford Bridge, and held the English force off for almost an hour before being killed. This poem is dedicated to his bravery as a warrior.

The Dog That Wouldn’t Leave – a true story poem

“Bobby” was a Skye Terrier who spent 14 years guarding the grave of his master, John Gray (Old Jock), in Scotland, until the loyal terrier also passed away on 14 January 1872. Several books and films have been based on Bobby’s life, and now this poem to honor “man’s best friend”.

The Last Mountain Gorilla – a true life poem

Virunga National Park is the last refuge of the Great Mountain Gorilla. These gentle creatures are hunted and slaughtered by poachers for their body parts, which are then sold in mostly Asian markets. Rangers paid by donations from individuals like you and I are their only sources of protection. This poem is about their daily struggle for survival.

An American Hero – a poem to fallen heroes

A somber poem to honor Chris Kyle, an American Hero, who served four tours in Iraq, and to all other fallen American Heroes, who gave their all in service of their Nation.

The Trapped Whale – a true story poem

A poem and true story of a whale trapped in fishing netting off the coast of San Francisco that was rescued by the crew of a small fishing boat.