Cowards Never Ascend

Cowards Never Ascend

A Poem by ImperialTroll
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A mighty battle raged in the old times, A warrior ran away from it in fear of death, now the spirits of the skalds speak to him, reproaching his discourage.

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So there it ends, under a grey gloomy sky

Red moon shines beneath the thick clouds

On a field of dead shields mirroring the moonlight, red waters the green

A flaming battle, all brave men have died

Ascended skywards to celestial dreams


There I saw their souls reflecting the light, a miracle in the grey sky

Aurora Borealis, a sea of shiny souls

Towards an eternity of bliss


And how can u sleep when the sorrow is too deep

As you see your brave fellows pass

And how dare you flee when you saw the blessed elite

As they wander free in the sky


A night that can never return, when they made the roaring sea burn

And vanquished the enemy with pride

And you fled alone, fearing the edge of a rotten sword

There you stand in the mud of regret, you feared for a life that will end

And left a stream that runs forever


You saw the lights in the sky, yet your fear made you cry

And run from your destiny

Your name will be blown away by the black winds of time

While it carves our names in the stones

 

And how can u sleep when the sorrow is too deep

As you see your brave fellows pass

And how dare you flee when you saw the blessed elite

As they wander free in the sky…

© 2012 ImperialTroll


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imperialtroll,, this is great! I really loved it. I agree with the scholar, it has a good beat. good work!

Posted 7 Years Ago


This is so cool, I really enjoyed this. It has a good beat to it, and the repetition of that last stanza added to the power of the piece. I had to look up who the skalds were, I'll admit, but I'm glad I know now, very i interesting.
Of course, I see you're a fan of Tolkien so I'm inclined to like all of your works.

Posted 7 Years Ago



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Accounting graduate from Amman, Jordan. I like Metal music (Black, Viking and Folk mostly). Music is very important to me. I'm also very interested in all kinds of mythology and fantasy, Huge fan of J.. more..

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