Men of Iron

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Mythology and history is combined in this rhythmic poem about ancient battle.

Submitted: October 21, 2018

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Men of Iron

 

Call the silent gong to vibrate;
Send now forth the cry of war;
Gather 'round the Sons of Ares
Off to storm some southern shore;
Pray the gods in all their pantheons
To strengthen arm and spear,
To fire oak and cedar shield
And banish child-like fear.
See the great and marching dragon
As it wreathes towards the shore;
Hear the brazen bugle blowing
As the Spartans march to war;
Pray the gods on high Olympus
Hear their ringing battle-cry:
Men of Iron off to battle,
Off to conquer, off to die.
See the mighty eagles circling
As an omen for the Knight
That the quickly coming conflict
Will not be a serious fight.
Pray the Lady of the Vict'ry
May find favor in her sons;
Men of Iron off to conquer
And to see a battle won,
Sons of Nike and of Ares
Off to prove their battle-lust
And to firmly plant their memories
After Hercules is dust--
Pray that Jupiter finds favor
In the blood and death and gore:
Sons of Nike off to conquer;
Men of Iron off to war.

~Bridget Kennedy

 

(Attention History Buffs)

(The cultures referenced in this poem are NOT strictly uniform!! There are references to the Roman, Norse and Chinese cultures as well as  the Greeks! So please don't get mad because my poem contains mixed culture references--that was on purpose.
Thank you. )

(~Bridget Kennedy)


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