In the Spartan Way – A poem.

This is a comedy poem and is in no way supposed to be derogatory or a reflection of historical truth. 

 

It was the Spartan way,

To be strong and tough and gay.

And in each dell and glade

Their muscles they displayed,

But when Athens’ army called

Their manly bravery stalled

and Athens won the day,

when Sparta bravely ran away.

Now the films recall again

Those strong five hundred men.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 01/October/2018

 

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/rdp-monday-spartan/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/glade/

Manic Mondays 3-Way Challenge – So Hungry are the Damned – A Dark Poem

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This poem was written in response to Laura M Bailey’s challenge. See Link:

https://alltheshoesiwear.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/manic-mondays-3-way-prompt-damned/

You may also wish to read my previous 3-way challenge story because this one follows it:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/manic-mondays-3-way-challenge-personal-scars-a-story-in-less-than-100-words/

 

So Hungry Are the Damned

 

He lured her to his lair

in that dark, secluded glade,

without fear, without a care

she danced to the tune he played.

 

He admired her tender form

so lovely, so full of grace.

Her body, soft and warm, 

then he slowly turned her face.

 

he bit into her neck,

to harvest her blood, so hot.

The red stains now bedeck

where diamonds soon forgot. 

 

Now she’ll join him as his queen,

in his realm, that darkest land, 

Envy not, those fiends, unclean,

so hungry are the damned

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 01/October/2018

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/glade/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/your-daily-word-prompt-harvest-october-1-2018/