The Viking

I did a poem called Fun With Words and it ended up being a great exercise in creating fodder for future works. The poem below came out of this exercise and you may recognize some of the language from that poem. I hope you enjoy this violent little poem!



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The Viking


Drunken rube! Pungent! Vociferous! Animal,

smacking lips on bone and sucking meat , celebrating,

with an orgy of lust and violence, the massacre of men and children,

the raping of women, the burning of villages, the plundering of

chickens and cattle! You stabbed the North Sea and

with frozen beard and war ravaged face, stomped the shore and

began the slaughter with bloodlust, which did not culminate

until every carnal instinct had been satiated and now

teeming with violence and malice, blood on your face and fur,

you eat their chickens.





All Rights Reserved. Copyright Justin W. Price November 9th, 2011

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prettynutjob30 18 months ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

Great hub, voted up, shared and more. Vikings were definitely a violent, rowdy bunch of people, your poem gave a me a good vision of just how wild they really were.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Indeed, Ryan. And thanks :*)


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Fullerman5000 4 years ago from Louisiana, USA

Good stuff. Vikings are a crazy group of humans. Great work.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Rebecca. I'm glad you enjoyed this!


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Hagar the Horrible gone wild! I like "frozen beard and blood on the face."


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thank Savanah. I'm glad!


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savanahl 4 years ago

Very clever writing. I really enjoyed reading it.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

sunshine, I will do that when I get home :-)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

No I missed it! Can you post it on Hub Hoppers:)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Debby! How many points do I need to get to win and then, what do I win?


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Hey there Justin. I give you two points up for this one, since I can tell the theme and the image accompaniment. Much better than last exercise, IMHO. Blessings, Debby


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Audrey- lol. Very funny comment!

sunshine- thank u! Glad you enjoyed it. Did u read my latest music hub?


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Clever and creative PDX! Voted UP!!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Yo-Ho Yo-Ho a pirate's life for me! Or almost! Entertaining stuff!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Alexander, it's interesting, because I've never had a romantic view of the viking. I've always viewed them as barbaric savages. It's funny how people view things through different lenses!

Thanks for reading and commenting!


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Alexander Mark 4 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

You know, you're completely ruining the romantic image of the Viking for me. Now I will have to come over there and drive the blade of my axe into the back of your neck.

Proof I am not a Viking: Disclaimer! The previous paragraph was purely for entertainment purposes only. No threat to limb or life was ever intended (The proof is not in the disclaimer, but the fact I had to WRITE a disclaimer at all lol).

I really love the Viking image, but your take on them is more true to life. Well done.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Ben, doesn't chicken grow in styrofoam covered in places? That's where I thought it came from...


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Ben Zoltak 5 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

Is there any other way to procure chicken? I think not I think not...

Ben


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

ha ah, thanks sue. I appreciate it!


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi PDX

You have done a bloody good job on this one.

Vote up and awesome.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Lucky, that is excellent advice, keeping away. thanks for reading and for the kind compliments!


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Yow! I'm keeping clear of this particular guy! What amazing imagery and power of description....and it goes to show that even the nicest of men can be creative in all fields w/an eye towards the ability to imagine ...imagination...and using phrases from other works...to complete this very graphic scene. Yikes!!!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

LOL Bri. That they do!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks so much, Vinaya and Dim


bri36 5 years ago

hey at least they know how to party


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

Little spooky but I enjoyed reading this poem.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

My image of the vikings too.

Well worded. Loved it.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Gypsy Lee- me too. That's the image I was going for!

Ardie- me either!

Thanks for writing!


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland

Wow I'd hate to run into a meat sucking viking any time soon - they don't sound like nice fellows! This was fun :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Worked for me. I could see a whole roomful of them with those big goblets sloshing wine and a large chicken leg in the other hand.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

well, this is just one man's opinion. I always viewed them as a drunken and violent race. Thanks for your comment and your read!


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

dog gone. I always had a more positive image of the vikings. What do I know?voted up and interesting.

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