The concept grew inside of me, bursting forth from a seed,
Then it flourished as though it were an all - consuming weed.
It gnawed at my beliefs with a voracious hunger and need,
Slowly eating away at my firm will with its insatiable greed.
It fed on my skepticism until it held on by just a thin thread,
Until my distrust, and disbelief, fell away shriveled and dead.
It took hold of my thoughts, I knew not which way I was lead,
Till throughout my mind, and soul, the Asatru faith had spread.
- Glenn Bergen, Copyright, 2013.