There I was sitting on the beach,
Sitting on Hastings beach,
The sun shining down.
As I drank my glass of wine
A shadow came over me,
I looked up and there he was,
Orchi had arrived!
“Would you like some water in that wine?”
He asked as usual,
I told him what to do with his water!
He sat next to me and waffled on
About all our times together
During the last millions of years,
Millions of years we had known each other.
I then looked out to sea
And there sailing towards us were ships,
The Normans were coming!
I got up and looked around
And saw our King Harold coming,
Coming down the beach,
His army behind him.
I bowed as he approached,
Orchi kept his head down
Not seeing who it was.
The Normans landed
And started fighting us,
All was going well
Until Orchi raised his head and looked up.
He pointed up and said,
“Sire, what is that?”
Harold looked up
And the arrow struck him in the eye!
And from that day history was changed
And all because Orchi pointed,
Pointed up in the air
And asked Harold,
“Sire, what is that?.
- Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) ( Offline)
- Published: October 14th, 2023 01:02
- Comment from author about the poem: On this day 14th October 1066, the Battle of Hastings took place. On this day Orchi and I write a poem about it, we have been writing these for many years, we first met on a previous Poetry Site called Forward Poetry back in 2014.
- Category: Special occasion
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