Dimitri 43243f strigoi


United States

My name is James Thomas, and I have been writing since about 6th grade. I enjoy writing, reading, and drawing, and I am looking to get myself officially published.

Message from Writer

Follow your dreams, keep writing, and above all, NEVER GIVE UP!

The Ballad of Eritrea

April 25, 2016


The Ballad of Eritrea
'Twas many, many years ago,
So the stories say,
That ten strangers came to rule
The land called Eritrea.

Nobody knew where they came from,
People questioned not their laws
And yet this peaceful quiet land,
Had had but one small flaw.

The land was ruled by a man,
Lucifus was his name
Full of hate and wicked ways,
This great tormentor came.

For hundreds of years this land he owned,
He did whatever he pleased,
Until the battle which was fought 
That gave the people ease.

Sir Alexander and his friends,
Along with all their men,
Waged war against the evil lord
Chance of victory? One to ten.

Then suddenly before their eyes
A strange and wondrous sight,
The ground itself split wide open,
As their enemies took to fight.

Though he lost most his men,
The evil lord was spared,
The valiant warriors raised a shout
For victory was theirs.

These warriors became leaders,
So the stories go,
Under their wise leadership
The land rested from her foes.

Yet alas, all too soon,
Their reign to an end did come.
For though they loved this great land,
Indeed, ‘twas not their home.

Many summers have come and gone,
Since they left this place,
But I know they shall return
At the end of time and space.


See History

Login or Signup to provide a comment.