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Winter Victory

Post by John T Mainer on Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:17 pm

Proud bull, old and scarred
past prime but wise and strong
many cow and calves trail him
evidence of summer victory

Lean wolf alpha leads the pack
wise and cautious hunter
many wolves and hungry pups
tell of his summer's victory

Easy days of plenty gone
hope that died with summer
those standing in winter's heart
call seeing dawn a victory

Forage scant and snow knee deep
the herd grows weak and slow
the old bull tires from breaking trail
for calves mired in the snow

No more to course and kill alone
the young wolves in their prime
must learn to live and die the pack
in this war called winter-time

The hungry pack in silence sprints
the frightened cows give cry
A ring of fangs and hungry eyes
the old bull to defy

No thought of life left in the bull
such thoughts with summer fled
to buy the herd from ancient foe
his winter victory

Young and proud with arrogant youth
the alpha to defy
lept for snow bound lunging calf
under the herd bulls hooves to die

Alpha met the old bulls stare
across the bloodied snow
the ancient dance had but one end
as both these old ones know

Herd and pack would see the spring
the price spilled in the snow
With pain and loss is life dear bought
in winter victory.

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Re: Winter Victory

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Re: Winter Victory

Post by tmarie64 on Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:12 pm

I like this one, John. You've got tons of talent.
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Winter Victory

Post by Gorm_Sionnach on Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:44 pm

With each post, you prove yourself the match of the skalds.

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Re: Winter Victory

Post by Beribee on Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:05 pm

Wow, John, that was really good....you're quite talented!

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