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myth_legend

Posted: October 30th. 2008 3:35:41 PM

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Black Sails of Annwn

by Rhiannon Keneally

Age Group: Adult


Down the treacherous path
I run,
Always seeking the
Ever setting sun

As quickly as time turns,
My path, always set
Beneath my weary feet,
Becomes marshy and wet

Branches of unseen trees slap me,
As a deep fog clouds all
Of my thoughts and cares
Beyond any worthy recall

Steadily I continue forward,
Somehow knowing I couldn't go back
All the while, the mist
Cleared to black

All the memories I created
On my long journey
Faded to nothing
When the black became the sea

At last I have come
To the Dark Shore,
Where all have to cross,
But never back to what was before

No thought or move did I need
When a ship bearing a light
Floated before my
Newly sharpened sight

To where does this
Black ship glide?
What precious cargo
Lies hidden inside?

"To Annwn this vessel
Can carry one,
But ponder this riddle
Or else go back to where you've begun

"No great treasure
Of man's greed
Can burden any who would cross
To the Lands of Mead

"Only those with the greatest treasure
Can stand before
And leave this
Darkened Shore

"Now you've heard my message,
So in truth tell me
What this treasure is
And I'll bear you 'cross the sea"

Hearing the unseen guide
Recite his message
Made me think carefully
On the ponderous passage

Treasures of great value
Do not shine or gleam
With the gilded glow
Of unending streams,

So a craft forged
By man's hand
Will not take one
To the Fey land

The treasure this guide
Seems to speak of
Must then be something
Invisible, like love

Whatever it is though,
Difficulties lie before,
So I better appreciate it
When I reach the Darkened Shore

Finally I decided upon
Respect, not compassion or love,
As the greatest treasure
The guide spoke of

Compassion inspires mercy
In those with a loving heart,
But too often it mixes with pity,
Causing all those good intentions to depart

And it most certainly cannot be love,
In whose name
Fools are made, wars fought,
And great men brought to shame

Respect requires no emotion
Or to even like another,
But only asks to honor and understand
The viewpoint of the other

I stood silent
After my argument,
Waiting for the guide
To pass his judgment

"In all honesty, you have given
A very pretty answer,
But, as to the exact truth,
Even I'm not sure

"I believe that you presented
A good argument though,
As both emotions debatably are not
And material loves definitely not so

"I believe that your fee
Is fully paid,
So climb aboard, "
The unseen guide said

With that, my life completed
And I passed through the veil
To start my new path
On the Ship with Black Sails




Author's Location: Terryville, Connecticut
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