The Friendly Jotun
" Do not play over the border in the mountains of Jotunheim",
Aldis did not listen, and sneaked away, the Giants land to roam,
She soon had ventured into mountains very far away from home.
As she climbed to the mountain top, she saw a flower on a ledge,
Aldis reached out to pick the bloom, but slipped over the edge,
She tumbled over the side, grabbed hold of a rock with one hand,
Aldis screamed when she saw how far below she would land !
Suddenly someone grabbed her arm, would not allow her to drop,
And with great strength Aldis felt herself lifted back up to the top,
As her legs reached the ground she looked up with great surprise,
Little Aldis found herself staring into a huge hairy Jotun's big eyes !
Rising like a mountain high above the tiny little human child,
Stood a Jotun twenty feet tall, who looked down and smiled,
Aldis looked up at the Giant, her tiny lips trembled with fear,
Before she could speak, down her cheek ran a small tear.
" Please do not hurt me, I did not mean to be bad " she said.
The Jotun reached down, and kissed her cheek that was red.
" My name is Aurvandil, I am a Jotun, child take my hand,
And I will lead you safely back to your Midgardian land."
- Glenn Bergen, ( Ravensheart ), © Copyright, 2014.