If I Had A Heart


Bring back a day,
From the past,
Lose myself in the bliss,
Taste the memories, on my lips,
Toy with the recollection,
Of anecdotes and legends,
Of warriors and shield-maidens,

Nostalgia for your touch,
Fill my sleep,
If I had a heart, I would feel the pain,
A thousand deaths would greet my fate,
Bitter against the grain,
And slaughtered in shallow graves,
Suspended by wire threads
That hold my limbs,
And feather spikes,
That shawl my dearth,

My voice a lost language,
Speaks only to me,
If I had a tongue, I would lick your wounds clean,
In forgotten reap, lesions contort my skin,
Feast like poison through my bloodstream,
Diffusing over the mountaintops,
Clearing the snow peaks,
Vanished within the clouds,
A tribe of souls walking these very steps,
Vanquishing in stolen breaths.

 

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25 thoughts on “If I Had A Heart

  1. Great piece. I’ve been watching Vikings since day one (big time man-crush on Ragnar!) and the theme still gives me shivers.

    Maybe if you send it to History Channel they’ll translate it to old Nordic for you? 😉

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    • It’s awesome isn’t it. I love history so it’s right up my alley.
      Wouldn’t that be amazing if they translated it to old Nordic. 😀 What a great idea.
      Oh and I have a huge girl crush on Lagatha! Hehe ☺️❤️

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      • Me too. I read a lot of historical fiction but had nothing Norse on my radar until Vikings!
        Omg Lagatha. ❤ I could write her poems every day, but she's probably just kick me in the balls and ignore me…

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