The 13th Day –

 

13th
(Elegy for a Valkyrie)
The day when I sought vengeance
My Pain suckled, on the breast of Hate;
The past became an enemy,
My hidden scars, could not escape.
Time has helped those deamons pass,
From the evil of that thing;
Now I never cry when angels die –
I have no need, for their wings.
(A passing of shadows)
There was a time, they gave me comfort,
But also blindfolded both my eyes;
Blocked my ears –
And stopped my voice, from questioning the lies;
Still, my action held no honour,
Merely adding to the pain,
The sword I held was double-edged;
The passing shadows, stained with shame.

John Anthony Fingleton (13th JANUARY 2016) (Löst Viking)
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4 thoughts on “The 13th Day –

  1. VijayNair

    The world of Odin and his Valkyries returns to the pages of Destiny Poets through another fine poem by Fingleton.The significance of 13th in Norse Mythology is well- known. I wonder if it’s Loki’s voice we are hearing…

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    1. John Anthony Fingleton

      Thank you for you detailed and informed comment Vijay…..Loki and I have never been the best of friends…..but this time it my own sins are on trial…..the 13th is just a cultural coincidence.

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