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Sacred Beliefs

Ahavati
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Poetry Contest

Get your Hoodoo on

I want to know about your system of belief, what it is you adhere to, be it religion, spirituality, atheism, agnosticism, witchcraft, voodoo, hoodoo, or even nihilism. This is your chance to educate us here at DU about your sacred system of belief.

Yes; sacred. Because regardless of what you believe, your path is your experience, and all experience is sacred to knowledge and growth.

I look forward to reading and educating myself in regards to your personal truths and the path you tread.

A few rules because DU:

New entries only

No erotic entries

Two entries per DU profile

No dissing anyone's beliefs. This is about YOU.

All forms acceptable ( visual, spoken word, and song included )

I don't want to cap a length on your personal beliefs; however, I also don't want a manifesto. So, let's say around 300 words max.

Any style: poetic, prose, song lyrics, whatnot.


I think that's it. Feel free to ask for clarification.


Numer90
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Afterlife  

Only now am asking my Lord
to make me steadfast in His religion..    
Now that am possessed  
But still not yet invade..    
I can't find my aid
Covered in a cob web..  

   
What's wrong with my brain?    
So much pain in my head..    
Pool of my own blood  
Soaked in a drill hole..    
I must have gone sane .. or is this insane?..    
What's up with my change?
I might have exchanged..    
What's this am feeling?    
How can I engage?
How far can I live?   
I need not an answer   
I don't need a back up..    

   
If so am living    
Still on the sidewalk   
Submitting my homework..    

   
Voices from far away..    
People so nearly..    
No one will stare at me..    
Pretending not to see me..    
Am not understanding..    
This might be the hard way..    
Some got the soft way..    
   
It is stated that I know Marie Claire..    
Also reported that I know Fowler Sia..    
I am not a foreseer..    
   
I don't know Mary Claire..    
I only know the name Fowler Sia..  
I might not sound very clear..    
This is me reporting from the afterlife..    
I can only hear the sound of a baby yelling Mama mia mia
..
Written by Numer90 (Numer0-un0)
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RiAN
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The universe is my lover

Waking up to flickering forces of creation
lavender skies are draped over this half light
Blemished in the woven dark
Through each vein
waves come crashing
Sounds of the senses
faded away
Remembering
the longest day
the infinite shore
 
in a milky white sea
floating in a bryzantine
layer of time
 
capturing
northern lights
 
crushing their wings
of angels falling
splintered
 
Footprints
Carving the crypt of my dreams  
where all spirals as one
 
Once the dire heart was the same in all creatures. We were sentient beings.
We heard the spiders weave their web as threads of silver moonlight shone
Moon encompassed all, she cradled our worlds.
Long before the sun
At dusk we stranded
Long before shapes
 
Trees were thicker and their hearts were greener. Wider than the woods.
Robed in musk of pine and birches we shielded ourselves from daylight
Mother tree cradled us kindly, her chest of harvesting leaves brought us
the nurturing needs, against Her lap we lay, our breath a choir of sound.
We knew She could hear us cry
 
She stroked our fur and combed the sadness from it
Our bones in flame of Her love
Fire She brought us, flame rose like celestial comets, to warm our blood
She peeled the old skin, formed the new.
Her flame of transformation
It deepened our eyes
 
We seek Her not
Knowing she will always find us
Written by RiAN
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Ahavati
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Thank you for kicking this off, Numer90 and RiAN.

javalini
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CLUELESS

kindness  
is my guiding light  
my blessing  
and my holy fight  
and all the gods  
can have their time  
dispensing hope  
in hearts and minds  
because we're lonely  
out in space  
trapped inside this scary place  
where mayhem  
always takes the reins  
and lovers leave  
and sickness pains  

and i can't guess  
what all awaits  
when my body  
meets it fate --  
something?  
nothing?  
either way  
i know I just  
don't have a say  

so, yes,  
i take the time to pray  
and feel the light  
and bless the day  
but i don't know  
who hears those prayers  
and life has taught me  
not to dare  
to guess at things  
i cannot see  
 
still,  
my faith  
has set me free  
 
and angels  
real or make believe  
dispense their gifts  
to clueless me
Written by javalini
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Ahavati
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Thank you, Jav. Enjoyed the unique perspective on this.

JohnnyBlaze
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Meeting Bare Minimum Requirements

 
Getting lost for what  
seems to be lifetimes  
gone by in blinking of eyes  

or in reverie's momentary flash  
 
dance begun and ended  
without any particular partner  
 
is how we navigate our way  
around a pole positioned existence  
without border walls, limitations  
or stage drop-off  
 
Now, to lace such free-form  
verse in fancier phrase when already  
uncomplicated in its briefness  
is often a disservice  
 
although a million other  
well proportioned metaphors  
could give the aforementioned  
bare skinned figuring  
your money's worth of  
entertainment with a heaping  
handful helping of unmentionedables  
 
Poetry often is pretty words  
stringing you along until the song  
ends leaving you with no meaning  
deeper than mere pocket space  
empty of any single  
self aware expansion  
 
while a no-frilled embodiment  
provided by the scant covering  
of simple basics can offer
a Universe of thrilling fulfillment  
 
 
Written by JohnnyBlaze
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Ahavati
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Thank you, Johnny, for your entry. Enjoyed the simple impact of this. xo

JohnnyBlaze
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Ahavati said:Thank you, Johnny, for your entry. Enjoyed the simple impact of this. xo

That's me in a nutshell - simple.

And coincidentally, a nut.

xo

runaway-mindtrain
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The temple of the mind

 
i
Our structured manifestation
Here first letter revelation
Such bears no sound,

A zero point all-expansion
Silent carrier of vibration
Purporting unbound,

ii
Atziluth wand of a King Yod Tejas noble
Yetzirah cup of a Queen He' Vayu to fly
Briah sword of a Knight Vau Apas global
Assiah coin of a Knave He' Prithivi abide,

iii
Material fruits among astral leaves
Falling from the archetypal stems
Formed from all spirited seeds,

iv
One fundamental point--in kind
Crosses each octave line--rhyme,

Across every fifth surface--mind
Into hither fourth volume--shine,

v
1/1 Kether in a supernal fire uni born
2/1 Tiferith as an ethical air dual reform
3/1 Yesod into an astral water triform
4/1 Malkuth each material earth reborn,

vi
The natural is but the dense aspect of the spiritual...
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RiAN
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Othin

Here  
hush now  
soothing slither  
a gentle knowing  

night frames her tears  
deep in cosmic ovaries  
death of depths  
depths of death  

Deerskin frames this drum  
wherein breathing wind  
is calling all nine worlds  
 
oh great voices  
mingle as one  
harpiscord  
 
Warrior  
my eyes bleed  
as I proceed  
 
worlds  
Dwarfen earth beyond earth  
troll spell binding songs  
Lightelves lift lengthening light  
Blackelves break silent shadow  
giant is this circle  
 
wielder of the spear  
I take a stick tapping on another  
calling the four winds  
the nine worlds  
 
hearing ravens of infinity  
flapping their wings  
as I sing  
Heal me  
of all  
Fates of man  
 
wind listener  
awaken me  
bring me  
the corpse of poetry  
the knuckle bones  
 
restoring  
each molecule  
called history  
 
 
 
https://youtu.be/c7tHP6SZtVk
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Ahavati
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Thank you, Runawaymindtrain and RiAN, for your respective entries.

anna_grin
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aw damn already entered tallens comp. this is a real challenge to put into words u kno , if i come up with anything in time will offer it

Ahavati
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anna_grin said:aw damn already entered tallens comp. this is a real challenge to put into words u kno , if i come up with anything in time will offer it

No worries, anna. Tallen created his ( almost a week ) after I did this one. Not sure why, as they're basically the same thing. Can only assume he didn't see this one.

Tallen
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Ahavati said:

No worries, anna. Tallen created his ( almost a week ) after I did this one. Not sure why, as they're basically the same thing. Can only assume he didn't see this one.


apologize as i only see this comp today  
& yeah, probably wouldn't have created mine  

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