Armistice Eve- 100 Years Later

November 10, 2018 at 11:55 pm (Commentary, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Intrigue, News, Poetry, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , )

On Armistice Eve 1918, Ares the Greek god of war, Thor the Norse god of thunder and Morrigan the Celtic goddess of war walked sadly across the battlefields of France
for their handiwork was about to come to an end in less than another 24 hours
Thor asked, When shall we three meet again?

The answer would be in more than another 20 years
when a modern worshiper of Thor and Odin and a hater of the God of the Jews
would seek to expand his reach across the globe.

Now 100 years later,
the anniversary of Armistice Eve
The three were plagued with sad memories
as they recalled the tapestry of blood and slaughter they had weaved a century ago
had come to an end.

Anniversary of sad times
Ares wiped a tear
Thor blew his nose
and Morrigan asked,
Now, when shall we three meet again?

In a nearby field, a row of poppies gently blew in the evening breeze
no doubt the answer was there blowing in the wind
as in the sky, the skylarks cried,
wondering whether they’d be joined by raven-crows or snow white doves.

-A poem and vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Saturday November 10th
2018.

18 Comments

  1. GP Cox said,

  2. Silent Hour said,

    The three were plagued with sad memories
    as they recalled the tapestry of blood and slaughter they had weaved a century ago: loved this image.

    I hope them three will never meet again.

  3. Hyperion said,

    Awesome poem Chris. When we look at war in this way, a sad moment for the powers and gods of destruction when the war burns itself out, we understand better that war is a tool of violence to enforce the will of the strong on the weak. When everyone is strong and evenly matched, peace lasts a lot longer. Then there is the final bout between the heavyweight champions of the world and we watch them punch themselves out in the political ring while the organizers slip paper envelopes full of cash to one another. Those that start the wars are never the ones to fight it. The dead never object and the living must start again. To the gods of war, the wait may be centuries but what is that to an immortal. Remember that day of peace. 11:00 on the 11th day of the 11th month. We defied the gods because we had punched ourselves out. The bell rang and the winner won by split decision. And now, we head into another round while a skinny kid with tremendous religious angst and no worthwhile education takes on the world champ and lasts round after round after round. The champ is slinging political correctness instead of punches so this might go on for a while and the gods of war can revel in their glory.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Profound observation, Daniel my friend.

      There are no shortages of fools at the helms of nations and bullies at the helms of others to ensure that the gods and goddesses of war have plenty of human blood to drink and the eagles who fly alongside Valkyries have plenty of human flesh to eat.

      • Hyperion said,

        Butterbutt Kim the Rocket Man, Xi, Pootin, GOO, and the Crown Prince of Saudi should keep their hopes high.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, their hopes with these persons will be as high as the visions of Xanadu and Shangrila in the ecstatic smoke filled minds of Trudope and his pot smoking cactus plant Strawberry Fields Forever.

        Strawberry Fields will become a field of blood which to these bloodthirsty deities is a field of dreams indeed.

      • Hyperion said,

        Great vampire novel stuff right here my friend.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Very much so.

  4. David Redpath said,

    I think Aries has been warming up,
    since the end of the Cold War.
    Preparing the way for his allies,
    Morrigan and Thor.
    Aries, Thor, and Morrigan,
    the MΓ©nage Γ  Trois
    … of Armageddon.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      You must be receiving prophetic telepathic messages from Michelangelo the Psychic Lobster, David.

      Because the vampire novel chapter I wrote earlier today shows Ares, Thor and Morrigan lining up to be the Menage a Trois of Armageddon with some help from Loki, Dionysus, Hermes and Zeus’ lustful appetite for singer Ariana Grande.

  5. David Redpath said,

    I am a silly goat 🐐 Chris!
    I meant Ares, of course
    (I blame the spell check βœ”)
    Ares would use Aries guts
    for the High Priest to augur
    with.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Undoubtedly he would, David. πŸ˜‚

      Either that or Chrysler Chairman Lee Iaccoca’s Aries the K-Car Dodge turkey bomb equivalent of his unreliant Plymouth Reliant (the 1st and last car I ever owned) is planning a comeback to unleash one Hell of a an automobile Armageddon on the world.

      • David Redpath said,

        Chris, you must always speak
        words of encouragement to
        your car πŸš—. They perform much
        better when they feel appreciated.
        Even if they’re a clapped out
        bomb. Talking of which, I wonder
        why they renamed the ‘Aries’
        model, to ‘Dart’ for the south
        of the border market?

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Maybe for people wanting to dash south to Mexico from Trump’s emerging totalitarian America before the wall is built.

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