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A Vyking Settles Down in Naptown

By C. Rommial ButlerPublished 30 days ago 1 min read
The Sacrifice of Odin by Lorenz Frolich

This poem is for the Venerable Babsha's ASK ME IN DECEMBER challenge. I have taken to calling her such as her name is Babs and she's as kind as a Buddha. Hence, the Venerable Babsha!

Ask me in December what tree is mine…

Where Hope lives, dreams intertwine,

But all too many nightmares curry my favor,

Debasing the flavor of the sweetest wine.


Like Odin entwined with Yggdrasil,

As winter haunts my windowsill,

I’ll collect the frost with mo(u)rning eyes

Dispelling old lies with the power of will.


How am I privy to futuresight?

A dull life chosen is not a blight

But a sacrifice for the greater good—

In that old wood hides the light!


For the Magus has all eternity

To overcome his own entropy

By distilling a man from the brightest star,

By loving all things near and far,

By rendering peace where there was war,

By making a change, bearing the scar

That does not mar the serendipity of serenity.

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About the Creator

C. Rommial Butler

C. Rommial Butler is a writer, musician and philosopher from Indianapolis, IN. His works can be found online through multiple streaming services and booksellers.

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  • Tiffany Gordon 16 days ago

    Brilliant, elegant & amazing!! Congratulations!!

  • L.C. Schäfer21 days ago

    Love "connect the frost with mo(u)ring eyes" 😁

  • This was so profound and thought provoking! I loved both your poem and your name for Babs!

  • Novel Allen30 days ago

    Your poem has my head spinning, Oh I so love the serendipity of serenity. So much awaiting us if we only open our eyes. Marvelous.

  • Ameer Bibi30 days ago

    Your poem beautifully talks about finding hope and strength even when life is tough. It reminds us that we can make positive changes and find peace, even in struggles.

  • This is thought-provoking to read silently and luscious to read aloud. Worthy of Babs. That is the highest compliment.

  • Babs Iverson30 days ago

    Magnificent!!! Love it!!! I especially love the line, "By rendering peace where there was war," Thank you!!!💕❤️❤️

  • Gerard DiLeo30 days ago

    Gorgeous. Honored to comment.

  • This is such a meaningful poem. I get a feeling of hope and strength from this. Where even there is strength as long as we keep moving forward. Excellent writing, Charles!

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