by october r bozarth
Friday, July 06, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A praise-poem to the ancient Egyptian God, Anubis.
Claimer of Hearts
He Who Is Upon His Mountain
Your ancient Names echo in my mind.
Your Presence is remembered from
In those early days in the Sacred
Men and women lit fires and huddled
Fearful of Death and the unknown
dangers in the darkness.
You came forth from that primal
All long limbs and lean muscles,
Your white teeth flashing a dark
Darker than the spaces between the
Gaze into the most secret realms
of every heart.
You were protection and solace
From mankind's greatest fear-
"Death is only the beginning."
You took their hand
And led them to the Otherworld.
In the Hall of the Two Truths,
You presided over the Weighing of the
And on Maat's Scale, the heart was
Against Her Feather of Truth.
Light hearts that were pure,
Went on to rest and rebirth.
But heavy hearts that were filled
Were fed to the Devouress of Souls.
"Fear not, for few souls are found to
be too heavy.
For even then,the Gods take mercy.
Humans are both light and dark."
You reassure with a solemn smile.
For millennia, You protected and
Your serene Presence assured that
Death was not the end.
Your sleek Jackal image was
On the walls of temples. tombs, and
Then one day,
You became hidden
From the world.
Man remembered You not.
Death became the enemy.
Fear of the unknown grew
In the hearts of mankind.
The Ages passed slowly,
But Your patience was unwavering,
As You waited silently
In the doorway of our minds.
The doorway that is the gateway
between the worlds.
You knew the day would come
When man awakened and remembered,
That which had been forgotten for so
When man again remebered
The Gods of Old...
And so one day,
I happened upon Your image.
I whispered Your name-
Then with candles lit and incense
I reached out to You-
As You were reaching for me.
The Peace of the Full Moon
Shining upon the desert sands.
The stillness of a cold
Winter's night enveloped me,
As You took my hand-
And my heart swelled with Joy.
"In the dark of the night,
Or under blazing sun.
In sorrow or in joy-
Ever I will be with you.
And when this life falls away,
I will lead you home."
(October Rue Bozarth/crowshadow June 17, 2007).