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Precious Things

These precious things I hardly thought of in my brittle youth I was alive and free and not diverted By the needs of others or the truth The greater weave of history and sacrifice so far away From my comfortable, … Continue reading

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Crown of Thorns

Down the years we don Our crown of thorns And bleed our dreams On our life’s brittle page Make our prayers to gods Give our sacrifice As though bargaining can make Us rule this weary stage Each year we find … Continue reading

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Blight

A death’s a merry way To worship You might say A blight of history The choice made by men But rising hope Can crash through darkness And its reverie And shine a light And show the path Is here again … Continue reading

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Duality

Such as they Such as we Old gods turn On twisted boards Wearing new faces Hiding true souls Such as they Such as we Proper proportion Duality Fear is sister To bravery Darkness seeks to Define the light What is … Continue reading

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Shrine

Garlanded in red you came Dancing girl Spirit of flame Silver shrine awaits Supplicant Child of the fates Peaceful passage calls Weeping willows See it all Garlanded in red you came Dancing girl Spirit of flame (c) Helen Valentina 2015, … Continue reading

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The Age of Belief

So hard to sustain Pure faith, true belief Over years When youth’s fire is in the veins There is hubris enough To overshadow doubts and fears We clasp our hopes like talisman And link hand in hand with gods and … Continue reading

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Eden

Beginnings are the hardest Too many rules And unknown faces What are the rituals of these places? What might only serpents know? No maps for virgin territory Only uncharted woods surrounding Why must life be so confounding? Time moves too … Continue reading

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Dissolution

Faith dissolves and recreates A fleeting bird Do you see? On the wings of a prayer? Desolation calls for more A distant twin to hope Do you hear? Remembering this day? Abject we may fall To ancient crosses now Do … Continue reading

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Initiate

Minerva is watching Through her owls People are hovering Hidden by cowls All of your efforts Weakly displayed Naked and vulnerable Making the grade Initiate in waiting For wisdom’s voice Do you remember If you had a choice? Ancient beliefs … Continue reading

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Sacred Heart

My heart is made of flowers pressed The Gardener knows my feelings best Such wonders in each row displayed The truest vows I ever made Each sacred petal is applied To welcome love and vanquish pride In passion’s purity a … Continue reading

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