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Shrouded in Smoke
« on: August 16, 2020, 02:28:03 pm »
Shrouded in Smoke

Once
I was heat
I was molten
Purified liquid
bursting under pressure
I thrust myself
outward!
Quenching in cool waters
so quickly
that I may be
struck and worked
to a clean molecular edge
fine enough
to part atom from atom painlessly
performing surgery
but leaving fewer scars

Cutting through lies and fears
resentments and anger
I excise buried issues
before they erupt
Sand, fire and oxygen
in perfect harmony
Crow-dark
Gaia brown
Green as the eyes
of Persephone
Rainbowed or
tricked out with snowflakes;
Cool and glassy
in your hand

Stone of Truth
Soulmirror,
I will remorselessly skin
you down to your true self
Separate you cleanly
from your delusions
I have guided
swords, spears & arrows
through the maze of history
I have been many masks
graced my share of artful spaces
succumbing to the skills
of jewelers and sculptors
my shadowy self
feasting upon the negativity
infecting your air
before keeping the rest at bay

Sacred to Itzpapalotl
Nanauatzin
Madame Pele
Vulcan
Ereshkigal
and Jana,
Goddess of Mysteries,
Secret and Hidden things.
I protect you
Easing burdens
like depression
bad memories
or doubts
Sheltering your tender spirit
whilst you transform
in my mirrored surface
of brutal Truth

Helping you ground
and conquer lessons
of humble integrity
We will speak of lives past
and the patterns of Karma
Shed not one tear more, my friend!
I will shed them for you
I am another you
Life learning itself
through forms and generations.
Athame of manifestation,
I make way for change.

For those new to the game, each singing poem is inspired by a Teacher found in Nature; an animal, plant, star, stone etc that holds lessons of Wisdom for those who listen. Can you guess who is singing today?
Wishing you laughter

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Re: Shrouded in Smoke
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2020, 03:18:47 pm »

Quenching in cool waters
so quickly
that I may be
struck and worked
to a clean molecular edge
fine enough
to part atom from atom painlessly
performing surgery
but leaving fewer scars

But scars it does leave. 

Spoiler:  
Obsidian.  I have a 20+ year old scar from an attempt to learning flint-knapping of the stuff. Nothing like consecrating your tools while making them. 



"All your questions can be answered, if that is what you want.
But once you learn your answers, you can never unlearn them."
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American Gods

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Re: Shrouded in Smoke
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2020, 05:20:56 pm »
But scars it does leave.   

lol the key word in that phrase being "fewer" scars! Knapping surely increases the odds! This nature teacher is my current choice to represent the Stone People in my next book. The theme of Water made Pearl the "stone" in We Are One. The theme for this one is Nocturnal Teachers, Serenades by Moonlight. So an emphasis on both Shadow and Dream Work. 
Wishing you laughter

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