I am the Giant of the Great Seas

ships sailing on water
I am the Giant of the Great Seas!
No ship may sail upon these waters.
This task in payment of a debt
given me by heaven-sent

folk who spared my sister’s seed.
I am the Giant of the Great Seas!
By shield and spear I cast you down,
your blood to mix with salted foam,

to keep alive her still unborn.
No ship may sail upon these waters.
I am the Giant of the Great Seas!
My task continues while she strains,

and groans to birth the babe in vain.
Your death gives life to those to come.
Your tears unwept. My promise kept.
I am the Giant of the Great Seas!

NaPoWriMo2018
Here at the mid-point in NaPoWriMo, the challenge was to write a poem
about a villain in an unfortunate situation who is revealed to be human,
but still evil.  I toodled around the internet looking for a fairy-tale
outside the usual, and found the Adventures of Ciad, Son of the King of
Norway. Then I perused a lengthy list of poetic forms, and tried
my hand at using the quatern to capture the rhythm of the story. Here’s
to the Giant of the Great Seas.

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