Warring Foes

The people from Sparta are wishing to slay,

And score a hatrick of victories with much to say,

They hoist their flags of joy in prepared hay,

Bustling into their strides to force their way.


Mammoths are looking to make a massive change,

To trample any team that sizes them to range,

In a lazy eloquence that’s fantastically strange,

They wield their might with stakes to re-arrange.


The Warriors have it in them to gallantly fight,

Shooting arrows of victory to stamp their might,

And proclaim their worth on a fearsome kite,

Tactics of war are their forte and no one’s taking them light.


Dragons are breathing fire like never,

Adding fuel to their plans to smoke others forever,

They’re fierce and strong and also raveningly clever,

Watch out for a battle with a unique flavour.


The Romans would look to do it best at home,

Expanding their empire as they build their dome,

They’re afflicted with quite a warring syndrome,

To vanquish their opponents in a crumbling comb.


Trojans are looking for a kingdom to defeat,

And scale the walls with all their feat,

They look to crush the teams like minced meat,

Coming out on top is an arduous task to meet.


Sultans are raring to go on a fight of authority,

Showing strengths of courage with touches of audacity,

A sultanate of power for the world in generosity,

To conquer it all with a wave of ferocity.


Mongols have a way of effectively tackling,

As their schemes are known to be utterly baffling,

The art of scoring is what causes much rattling,

To win their art of war is what leaves everyone battling.

34 responses

  1. Nice…Hope you would also try for the coming IPL 4……

    February 6, 2011 at 6:43 pm

  2. vivid imagery.
    your words truly dance.



    February 8, 2011 at 1:46 am

  3. A good showcase of ancient history in verse.. i liked it.. thanks for sharing..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

    February 11, 2011 at 4:55 am

  4. Woohoo! From 300 to Romans to Mongols to Sultans… AWESOME!!
    Apparently, winning a war isn’t the only thing in the world…is it? Sustaining and maintaining that victory makes one wage yet another war..and then another…

    I really liked the structure of your poem, V..

    February 11, 2011 at 9:55 pm

  5. Fire-breathing images…

    February 17, 2011 at 12:41 am

  6. welcome to poets rally…

    extraordinary rhymes.
    well done.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:09 am

  7. History in beautiful verse…wonderful 🙂

    February 17, 2011 at 3:18 am

  8. And so the ancient is brought to fore, and men make games of what once was war. Nicely done.

    February 17, 2011 at 5:20 am

  9. the art of war vishwas:) here’s my week 38 potluck..

    February 17, 2011 at 8:06 am

  10. Dear Vishwas

    Its good to visit this post from One Stop Poetry…too and read it again…

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter @VerseEveryDay

    February 17, 2011 at 12:03 pm

  11. Very good, and there’s humour in there! I enjoyed it, thanks.

    February 17, 2011 at 12:13 pm

  12. Ina

    Very nice read!

    So many wars, and so many games on the pc these days inspired by them. If the Mongols and Spartans etc. only had known they would be famous that way.. 🙂

    February 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm

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  14. I love the historical dance in your words. Great job.


    February 18, 2011 at 4:50 am

  15. Interesting historic league… loved the flow…
    keep writing…



    Here is one of my scribbling….

    February 19, 2011 at 2:58 am

    • Thanks Dudo! Glad u like it.I liked your latest entry

      February 21, 2011 at 1:08 am

  16. It’s sad that we [Humans] can only fight our way through the ages

    February 19, 2011 at 3:37 am

    • The intensity of the competition makes for potent rivalry akin to what’s fought down the ages:)

      February 21, 2011 at 1:10 am

  17. Yup, you have to give it your A game if you want to be the best, right? Here’s mine
    I also have a twitter, my username being MsMatsui. If you want, come follow me!

    February 19, 2011 at 3:55 pm

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  19. Very clever. For some reason puts me in mind of the English poet, Robert Graves. Haven’t read him in years though.

    Thanks for your entry to Poets Rally.

    February 24, 2011 at 8:26 am

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