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The troll rears its ugly head,
Drool slips from his tainted lips,
His tattered shirt, painted deep red,
Skulls dangling from his hips...

Deep green runs his blood,
Oily black hair,
Pupils brown, cloudly as mud,
Skeletons strewn about his lair...

All fear his daunting walk,
He trembles the Earth with his stone feet,
All are silenced at his viciferous talk,
None of the townspeople wish to meet...

I stand in front and behold,
Some call it blatant stupidity,
I call it being openly bold,
I fight for salvation and continuity...

I stand, clad in blinding armor,
Fearing no man... no monster,
Now a knight, but once a mere farmer,
In the end, I will conquer...

Metal strikes bone,
Lightning flashes, thunder cracks,
Both he and I, standing a top a wobbling stone,
Except I have a dark, endless hole to my back...

The fight rages on,
Blow after blow we fight,
A victor shall emerge at dawn,
But now we tarry in the night...

The sun, a sign of hope, peaks gently over the hill,
Rivers run of the blood spilt,
The day shall be spent at the victor's will,
While the corpse of the slain, like a dying flower, will wilt...

I stand, clad in deep bloodred armor,
Still I fear no man... no monster,
Still the knight, but wishing again to be that peasant, that farmer,
But I was wrong, I did not conquer...
A poem I wrote during Calculus while ignoring the lecture. I wasn't in the greatest of moods but after writing this one and re-reading it, I was quite impressed with it and thought I'd share. Definetly one of my finer pieces of writing....

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Urikson Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Nice poem, though the end was predictable.

The line "I fight for salvation and continuity..." is very funny. I don't know if this was your intention but it really made me crack a smile... :)
Zero-Monolith Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009   Writer
Thanks! Yeah I tried to throw some laughter and humor into it so that its not entirely deep and depressing
mp0 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
whoa what a read =d didn't expect something so good on deviantART. How ignorant eh ?

Nice illustration aswell. I think this is my first :+fav: for poetry. then again I dont read much of it.

good job
dr1nkthestars Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005
very Beowulf
Zero-Monolith Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005   Writer
I'm not sure what to say to that other than Beowulf is very interesting.
bccomm Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005   Writer
I love the imagery in the first few stanzas. The ending was really...sudden (in a cool way). It almost felt Oriental/Haiku-ish in terms of abstraction---it had a sudden rush of enlightenment packed into the last few lines.

BTW, I had to read it twice after what causticfluids said about it. Different parts of the introductory visual impressions stand out each time, which makes it one that has to be read a few times.

Sweet work.
Zero-Monolith Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005   Writer
I told you it was one of me rather more impressive pieces... lol
causticfluids Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2005   Writer
Whoa...I don't know what the hell I was thinking Josh! I bored today and just realized that I would LOVE to read "The Troll" again. So I meander over to my Favs, and I was like WTF!

Even better the second time, and much easier found in my favorites menu! :D
Zero-Monolith Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2005   Writer
That was random lol. I've read the troll half a dozen times and for some reason it doesn't get old. It's hard to believe I even wrote it at times lol. Thanks again man!
DidYouLoseASock Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2005
very very very good poem...
i laughed when you said "A poem I wrote during Calculus while ignoring the lecture"
i also get very creative when im suppost to be doing something else.

Thanx you very much for telling me to check this one out
causticfluids Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004   Writer
I like it alot, sloth, you've got a talent for imagery.
TheMaestro- Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004  Student
its starts off a bit weak but gets much better. good work :yes:
Blasphemer7 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
Wow this is incredible!!fav!
Zero-Monolith Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004   Writer
Thanks A Lot! This is definetly one of my favorites... didn't think it was that great but thanks a bunch!
Blasphemer7 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
You're welcome.Hey,if you don't have anything better to do,please come check my shit,umm I meant gallery.
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