Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The First of the Nephilim

"The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown."

Gilgamesh was the first of the Nephilim
The great warrior king
The master of his world
And maker of laws
Sumeria was wild
Untamed and flawed
But Gilgamesh
Was made
To break the back
Of the beasts of the lands
To crush
All who would offer
Resistance to the rule
He offered
The age of the Nephilim
Was brutal and violent was the tide
Gilgamesh as warrior
Was not subtle
He killed and crushed his foes
And without kindness
But as king
He is remembered in jubilant song
As a victor in battles yet
He was merciful when needed
While a true friend and ally
To others his will was harsh
Time would not remember him as kind
The tide was violent
Bloody and blind
He would bring his enemy to woe
The days of the Nephilim were short
But our memory of them is long