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Wiccan Betrayal

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DreamEvil
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0 posted 10-04-1999 09:55 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

The Triple Goddess hangs above this earth,
Divine justice springs from the Rule of Three.
Mother, Maiden, and Crone, rule us from birth.
All evil that you do turns back on thee.

The Mother's swollen womb is the full moon.
It is from her that destiny is born.
To babies her song young mothers do croon.
To follow the Mother's path I have sworn.

Maiden she is when moon is at crescent.
She then is the peak of all men's desire.
Her slender body is luminescent.
Maiden fills mankind with such lustful fire.

Crone reveals herself in fullest dark.
By her will the whole of mankind greets death.
We fall like wheat before her sickle's arc.
The Crone is owed the dying's final breath.

The Goddess' path must be walked all your life.
Not once can you turn from preordained fate.
To leave the Goddess is inviting strife.
Doom comes with the destiny you create.

Power fades with the coming of Christ.
Roman legions come to spread his glory.
Into the Goddess' heart the Romans sliced.
Thus will begin this betrayal's story.

At swordpoint the faithful were converted.
The worship of Christ they were forced to learn.
The Goddess' followers were subverted.
Her forgiveness and mercy they did spurn.

One held her faith far longer than the rest.
Determined Romans have broken her soul.
Her pagan faith failed the ultimate test.
Only in Christ will they let her be whole.

Body broken, before the cross she kneels.
Mumbling she speaks aloud the Lord's prayer.
With such blasphemous words her fate she seals.
Old oaths to the Goddess she does forswear.

Words of venomous penance leave her lips.
Doing so makes her feel unforgiven.
On the floor from her hands crimson blood drips.
The Romans wont let her die unshriven.

She's bound and chained to her funeral pyre.
It's built of sacred woods; Oak, Ash, and Thorn.
Callous disregard lights the bonfire.
Between Christ and the Goddess she is torn.

Up her body the flames begin to burn.
Rising heat does fan her hair all about.
She realizes the worm indeed does turn.
In Christ she now realizes there is doubt.

Her anguished agony cries out to Christ.
Holy silence echoes back to her ears.
She remembers when the Goddess sufficed.
Her blinded eyes are crying desperate tears.

From within the pain begins to recede.
The Goddess appears to more than her eyes.
Feeling shame makes her unable to plead.
Love for the Goddess wins out so she tries.

The Crone's sickle flashes ending her life.
Mother holds her soul to her healing breast.
Maiden guides her soul to the afterlife.
The Goddess' mercy grants eternal rest.

Full circle has come Wiccan betrayal.
Goddess' betrayer Christ also bewrays.
Such was the purpose of this portrayal.
Goddess welcomes back any child that strays.


©1999 DreamEvil


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Michael
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1 posted 10-04-1999 10:00 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Wow, Dream,
An awesome, poignant piece here.

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Michael Anderson

When God puts a tear in your eye,
He puts a rainbow in your heart.


JennyLee
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2 posted 10-04-1999 10:10 PM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

I can only say "you see my faith"
It surpasses all the other Wiccan works I have seen ,performed and read. Well done Dark One. Very pleased!!

Jenny
Skyfyre
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3 posted 10-04-1999 10:12 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

A tale well told ...

Paganism has always fascinated me ... though a Christian, I believe no tale is told that does not hold a glimmer of truth ... many religious people believe that what they think they do know is what is important ... I tend to think that it is what we DON'T know that makes life all the more interesting, for the unknown holds the mystery ...

Nocht

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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")


caroline
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4 posted 10-04-1999 10:16 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

This is truly awesome, Dream. A fascinating insight into the Wiccan faith, told in a mesmerizing story. Your gift for words is endless, my friend...and I'm thankful for that!
WhtDove
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5 posted 10-04-1999 10:22 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Wow! I am in total AWE! This was fantastic!!!
Systematic Decay
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6 posted 10-04-1999 10:28 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Very beautiful, dream,.....some of the words escape my understanding....but (I think) the general message has reached me.
Alwye
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7 posted 10-04-1999 10:29 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Truly fantastic, poignant work, my dear friend!!! You truly have an incredible gift. I too have been quite interested in Paganism.

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*Krista Knutson*

Wise is he who faces the frailty of man with the strength of an understanding heart. -- Daniel L. Miller


Christopher
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8 posted 10-04-1999 11:13 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

And shows once again the full circle that is life.
Intelligently and marvelously written again friend!
Marilyn
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9 posted 10-04-1999 11:25 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

I am speachless. Awed is more like. Thankyou for this piece DreamEvil.
Poet deVine
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10 posted 10-05-1999 12:26 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

You captured the feeling here tenfold! Excellent..I like the story too!
Dark Angel
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11 posted 10-05-1999 01:40 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Soul-Brother, WOW!! I'll say it again WOW!!
This is AWSOME!! I was lost in it,nothing else existed whilst reading this superb work. I'd have to say this is my favourite

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Dragoness
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12 posted 10-05-1999 10:03 AM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Well done!!!! Loved this.

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.

Seymour Tabin
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13 posted 10-05-1999 10:24 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

DE,
You always capture my attention, well done.
Kelly
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14 posted 10-06-1999 12:26 PM       View Profile for Kelly   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kelly

Man you are good! I feel fortunate being able to read your work everyday. Thanks.
Pepper
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15 posted 10-06-1999 12:31 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

another awesome here DE.....incredible work......

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
LngJhnAg
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16 posted 10-06-1999 12:35 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Dreamie - this was incredible! I loved it. Thanks for the effort and time it took you to bring this here.
Sunshine
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17 posted 10-06-1999 01:50 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

This is an amazing piece of work. It reads well, deep, no problems in following the storyline, totally enrapturing. Thank you.
Justbleu
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18 posted 07-17-2000 11:22 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

This is an interesting story Dream!!  I think it's been awhile since I've read anything from you...hmm...I don't remember!!
Just looking around the archives to see what treasures I see....You should repost this in Spirtual Journeys!!!!  Just an idea...I think others would enjoy this too!!
Bridgette  


"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again. To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown
Broken_Winged_Angel
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19 posted 10-18-2000 04:59 AM       View Profile for Broken_Winged_Angel   Email Broken_Winged_Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Broken_Winged_Angel's Home Page   View IP for Broken_Winged_Angel

Believing in Paganism far before I'll embrace Christianity, I love this!

With a little piece of tomorrow,
You'll have to kiss yesterday goodbye.
Because today won't last forever,
And the past will only make you cry.
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