The Serpent of Midgard

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic
The ancient battle continues in a new time and place.

Submitted: November 15, 2007

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Submitted: November 15, 2007

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The depths of the tunnel, clogged again
Water must flow, or our death soon follows
Detritus builds true, we dare not disturb it
How shall we survive, our liquid must flow
 
And then he came forth, with long brown hair
“I see your problem, a solution I bring”
All dismissed him, they’d called on wizards
But the shining one said nay, and he stayed
 
“I shall go forth in my chariot, and return in haste
Before the day shall end, I shall bring here
The serpent of Midguard, still living and hale
He I shall force into the tunnel, saves shall you be”
 
And so he did, bring back that world serpent
Still having fight left in it, it did wait
The long hair heaved, putting its head into darkness
It allowed itself to go forward, then did it stop
 
The hero did push again, not an inch did it move
Then thinking itself clever, it did twist upon itself
And the arm of Ica was caught, in coil upon coil
The serpent coiled tighter, catching fingers nearly cracked
 
With a cry to the heavens, the hero did heave
The last of his energy, and the serpent did relent
But the damage was done, his fingers did bleed
With a final lash, the worm did rip his chest
 
Holding his injured arm, he smiled upon them
And the water did flow, the masses did cheer
They hailed him a hero, for the beast he did master
While blood wept from him, his wounds still unwrapped
 
Walk among them he did, so that all could see
He had bested two problems, no one should forget
Then in came his wife, she turned to the sink
“Did you clear out the pipe, I want to do dishes?”


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