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The Halls

September 16, 2011
By Queen-of-Sarcasum13 DIAMOND, South Bellmore, New York
Queen-of-Sarcasum13 DIAMOND, South Bellmore, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Dance like no one's watching.Sing like no one's listening.Love like you've never been hurt. Live like its heaven on earth." -Mark Twain

The hallowed halls,
Bare in blight;
Torch's light flickers over the masonry,
Bringing to mind from the dark pulsing waters of forgetfulness,
The echo of laughter and joy,
Of tall steel gartered men telling tales of yore,
Over tins of ale;
As children, dirty and barefoot, made merry in the evening;
Before the dark, before the starless night and the winds of flame,
Did pour out upon the bejeweled mead halls, silencing revelry forever,
To the gods, the stars, the sun, moon and fresh earth they did pray,
But those stars,
Those cold heavenly diamonds mocked the silence and sorrow below their blazing crystal glory,
Lost in the blackened void forevermore.

The author's comments:
A small tribute to my dad and his love of Vikings, it was suppose to sound like an old Viking tale.

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