July 7 2016
What do you think of the Troll?
Is he a scary creature beneath the bridge
Waiting to eat a fat young kid
Biding his time
Biding this time
For when someone crosses the line?
Is he possessed of a nose long, droll?
Dwelling in mountainous caves away, away
Keeping from man his treasure
Beneath the lime
Hoping to dine
On roast goat or child alpine
Perhaps he dwells in a hole
Just there below the knobby knoll
Carving a cane from a pole
Engraving runic rhyme
A sacred vine
A ring divine
Of power that shines
Is he a rock, living, breathing, whole
Striding and strong with wit sharp and keen
Or is he more like cattle that lows
Shuffling from here to there
Meaty hands without care
Crushing fist and stare
Do you fall, or do you dare?