Le Morte d’ Thor [NaPoWriMo Day 2]

Thunder and Lightning - wikipedia
Le Morte d’ Thor
By Donna M. Monnig
Lightning streaked across the sky,
The thunder boomed; we thought we’d die.
The waves crashed in walls upon the shore.
The wind was howling like an angry pack,
As we stared into eyes so black.
The creature let out a mighty roar.
In the fight we gave all we could give,
But there was no hope for us to live.
We were all exhausted to our core,
Death was beckoning our name,
When, with a clash of lightning came –
The mighty warrior … Thor.
With the strength of many men,
He pushed the creature back again.
That he would win we were so sure,
‘Til the creature, with eyes pure black,
Resurged for one final attack,
 And tackled the mighty Thor.
Mjolnir fell from out of Thor’s hand,
As he grappled the creature in the sand.
The storm grew wilder than before:
There was no joy when the creature died,
For laying mortally wounded on his side
         … was the mighty Thor.
The ghosts of all Valhalla cried,
As Odin’s son was taken by the tide.
The thunder shook our earthen core. 
Midgard and Asgard mourned as one,
The Allfather lost his only son –
A hammer; all that was left of Thor.
He died a noble warriors death,
Fighting bravely with his last breath.
And so his tales went down in lore.
To die for us, it was his choice,
And in thunder you can still hear the voice,
                         of Thor.
©Donna M. Monnig

Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge was to write a poem inspired by myth – though not Greek Myths! As you can see, I chose to write about Norse mythology. However, as the title shows, I was unable to resist throwing in a hint of Arthurian legend (even if it was only three words).

What are your favorite myths and legends?


About Donna M. Monnig

Donna M. Monnig is a published poet, aspiring novelist, freelance writer, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and is a cowgirl at heart.
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