268. The Good Norns
For that special moment, which they know to anticipate,
When the seed has been planted, the Gods will create,
A life for which these women must weave a unique fate.
When from the woman' s protective womb the child is torn,
And into the world of the living a new child has been born,
The infant, from that day forward, is attached to a Good Norn,
Whose very existence to that newborn' s life is forever sworn.
They cling to us, and watch over us, never let go of their hold,
These Norns make certain we follow the path that was foretold,
The Good Norns stay with us after we have grown gray and old,
And they reluctantly leave us only after our corpse has grown cold.
Then they remain idle as they wait..........
- Glenn Bergen, ( Ravensheart ), © Copyright, 2014.