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#RIP to the Gods

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In memoriam

Heaven is filling up quickly.

xo Jesi

The Cry of Atlantis

By Jesi Scott

 

We’ve been left

standing,

bereft,

surrounded by galaxies, distant on the horizon.

Once again, the gods are leaving us,

and there’s nothing to do but wait

for their return.

Somehow, it always comes to this:

life brings us joy, shows us the way to truth,

gives us real beauty,

and we fail to see, to know, to experience;

we distort and destroy.

We beg for help and gods to show us the path,

and they come, they teach their wisdom

-we marvel at their language in music, art, words, kindness, love-

We see their Light, and we shout:

“I believe! I believe, Praise your name, I believe!”

We dance in homage and throw roses along their pathways…

…until we drive them away with doubt and hate, with fear and corruption.

 

Where are your proclamations now? Where are the flowers?

The places they walked are littered with tar, with feathers;

bodies lie listless among the brown and disintegrating corpses.

Those of us who listened, believed, beg to go with them,

But they said “Stay. Teach.

Make a better place and we will make a haven for you,”

then they left us; they soared past the clouds, the polluted atmosphere, the hole in the ozone field,

Finding their way home among the stars.

So we stay, we teach (though most still do not learn),

we watch for their return.

And some of us…if we’re lucky…find our way home.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.

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