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    Mark Ruyley - Weekly Poetry Contest (158) Winner

    Discussion in 'Monthly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Banzai, Jul 28, 2011.

    By the Mast and Somber Pyre
    By Mark Ruyley

    Lo and hear, dread day has come
    The throne lies bare and silent.
    This once mirthful hall of mead and cheer
    Is now without its tyrant.

    Scyld the Shield, first Danish King
    Born once to foreign lords
    With wealth of might and heart and coin
    To dwarf the dragon's hoard.

    He came to us by the whale-way
    Versed in the ways of war.
    Scyld the King of many men,
    The scourge of many more.

    To Beow, his son, the throne passes hence
    And the earls owe him much.
    The Warrior-Danes love now a prince
    Too young to know a woman's touch.

    But worry not, and lay the king down
    By the mast and somber pyre.
    Dressed in jewels, the gears of war.
    Seas, take our lord in fire.
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