GrimTime of taxes came to
trusty Carolingia —
brash Baron demanded
bah-bah calling livestock.
Righteously then Robert
roared against this sheep-toll;
painful price was made to
pay that day of horror.

Youthful hero had a
heady plan that day and
stealthy stole wool bearers
straight from tax-years prior.
Fast a brand was fashioned
fine sheep back were gifted —
Alas too late to save the
lord who spoke so bravely.

Remember good Robert!
Raise a glass to toast him —
Great his gift of courage,
gave his life for household.

-Grim the Skald
(also known as Matthew Grymm)

Photo by Lady Katherine O’Brien
Video by Lady Arlyana van Wyck