The Foreign

Across our land from East to west,
We built a great walled defense,
From the foreign who live beyond divide,
Of whom we do not speak their kind.
With thirst of blood and human flesh,
We stay behind our safety fence.
But when we cross, to our back it looms,
The wall becomes our grave and tomb.

This is my F poem for the A to Z challenge.

My A-Z is based on Northumberland, and the myths and monsters that lurk within. You may want to read a couple other poems in my challenge to get the gist.

This one comes from the story of Hadrian’s wall, and the fear of those that lurked beyond it. It’s hugely inspired by The wall in the game of thrones series and books, but it’s our wall and we had one first!!!


27 thoughts on “The Foreign

    • Hehe! Thanks for following my a to z! And I love writing the little blurbs at the end to explain where my poems come from, I like the story of Hadrians wall, but I’ve changed it up a bit.

  1. Hi Amy, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and leaving a comment. When I read your poems, I’m reminded of Daphne du Maurier & the Bronte’s and yes, George RR Martin. I can almost feel the fear.
    Great post and great theme.

    • George has been a massive influence on what i write about as I have been reading his book and also watching game of thrones for a while now. I guess we cant help but be influenced by other writers.

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