Lagertha…-Eric Syrdal

Lagertha ES

Her Shieldmaidens
flank her every step
as she surges to the front

Each challenger
is met
with the edge of her blade

She cuts cleanly
severs limb from body
flesh from bone

Blood like hot
warpaint stains
her face and hands

like the
black around her eyes
taken from pyre ashes of the fallen

a sacred oath
raised to the heavens
will shatter shields and skulls

she’ll summon
The Gods with
the tip of her blade

she has forged
her way through
a world of chaos and destruction

with a warrior’s
she makes her battle cry

A voice
That could shake the very earth
or fell Yggdrasil with a single word




Eric Syrdal is an independent poet/author. He’s an avid gamer and Sci-Fi enthusiast. He enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy literature and spends a great deal of his writing time focused in those genres. He is from New Orleans, Louisiana, where he lives with wife and two children.  You can read more Eric’s writing at My Sword and Shield….

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