Ominous grey storm clouds building in the gathering gloom,
Darkness fell as Mother Frigga looked up from her loom .
Frigga gazed over at Odin, already dressed in his war gear,
Their eyes meet for just a second, in Frigga’ s a tear.
Frigga knew of this moment, but had never spoken a word,
Who would have believed her ? It all seemed so absurd !
The worlds shook as the great serpent struggled out of the sea,
And the great beast Fenrir broke its fetters, and set itself free.
Heimdall blew his Gjallarhorn to call out the alarm,
For Surt and his Fire Giants had come to do harm.
The Rainbow Bridge shattered, the sky turned blood red,
As the Gods fought the monsters, some already lay dead.
When Frigga heard Odin’s war cry coming from out of the east,
She hung her head in sorrow, knew he was killed by the beast.
Vidar avenges his brave father, rips the creature’ s throat asunder,
While Jormungand, the world serpent, battles the God of Thunder.
Thor was next to die, though he killed the great snake,
The poison it spewed forth could have filled up a lake.
He managed nine steps backwards before he took his last breath,
He honored himself and the Gods by the means of his death.
Freyr, Tyr, and Heimdall, battled hard and fought very well,
At the hands of Surt, Garm, and Loki, these brave Gods fell.
Garm and Loki were killed also, but not the Fire Giant Surt,
Freyr had given away his magic sword, and he remained unhurt.
Frigga looked out over Asgard, and saw the great battle unfold,
It was just as horrible as those maidens long ago had foretold.
Frigga looked at burning Asgard, and moaned as she sighed,
Her heart broken, and in tears, she laid down and she died.
Having avenged his ancestors by what he allowed to transpire,
And seeing that Vidar and Vali could not be hurt by his fire,
Surt put down his flaming sword, and he slowly walked away,
As he did Sunna’ s daughter let her light shine on a new day.
Glenn Bergen, Copyright, 2013.