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The old ways will rise again,
we must insist on this.
No matter what you see in them,
no matter how they mock,
letís take a look now, and dig deep within
the heart and soul youíve rejected so.

Many are weak, held down by man,
the fear they tell, the lies they hide behind.
But if you look you can see
the deadness in their eyes,
hear the emptiness in their words
as they trod to church on Sundays.

If something is to be feared itís them,
the christians, denying protection
of the earth they claim
their god Ďcreatedí.
Whose women stay weak, enabling
destruction, this their maddening retreat.


Sick am I, even sicker are they.
So rise I say, to the Old Ways,
and understand who you are,
how connected we once were.

See; look around at our young.
So lost, and hurt, and by us!
No honor, there is nothing sacred,
so letís paint our faces, and dance naked,
maybe this lust for death will end.

Daughterís pick up your swords.
Take up your shields and defend yourselves!
Youíre being destroyed right before
your own eyes, in blind denial
you see no fault in their betrayal.

I urge you to learn to fight,
with your bodies, with all your might.
It will help you heal your minds,
keep your strength and end
the breaking of our kind.

That is where their secrets lay.
Keep them locked up in their cages
of beauty, sex, ignorance, and addiction.
Nothing sacred anymore,
so who should care if I take up the sword?






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The following comments are for "Old Ways Rise Again"
by satori

This is good..
That was a good poem, I liked it. And you wrote well when trying to express the message hidden in the poem. Nice Job.

( Posted by: Cryptic Rapture [Member] On: October 29, 2003 )

Tombs~
Thank you...thought I wish I could live the ideas as easily as the words are spoken. To the future then! Namaste~

( Posted by: satori [Member] On: October 29, 2003 )

Politics
I understand this viewpoint. These politics were my politics 10 years ago, and I still hold a great love and understanding of this view. In my aging, though, I realize that not all aspects of my heritage (Italian Catholic) are corrupt, and that truth can as easily be found in the candlelit novena in the community church as the starlit campfire in the cathedral of the forest (though I still prefer the campfire). As to your "taking up the sword" for what you believe in, I say good that you are willing to fight for your beliefs, but my hope is that you would rather pick up the pen and continue to write these lovely poems:
"But in mid scoff I am cut off
by the thought the muse
of poets and bards has arrayed
soldiers as surely as generals"
-S.

P.S. Thanks for commenting on "When Men Fix Women," and also, I commented on your comment. Keep writing.

( Posted by: a.k.a. Sas [Member] On: October 30, 2003 )

Blade of Words
a.k.a.
Thank you for drawing attention to the desire of spiritual depth and returning to the roots of that foundation we are from. The materialism that has clouded the sacred and diluted the sincere in most churches I've attended has been most discouraging. As far as 'picking up the sword', writing is the heaviest and most tempting sword that I've found. Thank you for the encouragement towards the use of THIS tool. Am also grateful for the recognition of the power of gentleness. This has appealed to me in the Buddhist path, though I miss the candlelight ceremonies, hyms, and efforts of my past religious trainings and involvement. Much peace and blessings to you and yours, in the effort we all make to make sense:)

( Posted by: satori [Member] On: November 5, 2003 )

"Old Ways Rise Again"
That was amazing! I had to read it twice. Totally felt the words.

( Posted by: Jomichelle [Member] On: April 8, 2004 )

:)
this encouragement is most appreciated...thank you for your time! write on:)

( Posted by: satori [Member] On: May 8, 2004 )





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