A 1000 years earlier, with the king's blessing they were wed.
Adjacent to the man and woman, they found a blade and a ring,
The band was a gift from the queen, the sword from the king.
The archaeologists studied the grave, and carbon dated the site,
Using science they made assumptions, none of which were right.
The experts wrote their findings, told of a king buried in his grave,
" The woman buried with him, well, she must have been a slave!"
The truth, lost to history, was that they lived a simple life of toil,
A warrior who went a Viking, and a farmer who turned the soil.
The woman was not a slave, but his loving and devoted wife,
A pity the truth may never be known, of their simple Norse life.
- Glenn Bergen, ( Ravensheart ), © Copyright, 2014.