The Name Game
These last names to our ancestors, were never a bother.
First names were all important, since before Attila the Hun,
The Norse, however, gave the father's first name to the son.
My last ancestor to use a patronymic name, was Hans son of Hans,
When he came to the New World, he severed his ancestral bonds.
The Dutch called him Bergen, after his Norwegian hometown,
And it has been used in my family, since the Dutch wrote it down.
I am named after a movie actor, his name was Glenn Ford,
My mother loved his work, his many westerns she adored.
The Gods call me by a different name, to set me apart,
They call me not Glenn, or Bergen, but just Ravensheart !
- Glenn Bergen, Copyright, 2014.