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Posted: April 9th. 2011 12:41:51 AM
The Pledges of Pagan Faith
by Silver Spider
Age Group: Adult
I swear to uphold natural law and to never sit idly by injustice.
For where one suffers I also shall. Be it tears or blood I will not recoil.
I give myself over to none other and myself.
I have lived through now a thousand deaths and then for me, still one more.
Always I will bow and you shall bow unto me.
As equal now we sit upon the bench, but careful the wood is weak.
One shall teach the other and both will learn.
Let the pride of one not make them slow, of many things I know nothing.
Of great evil and good the world is made but greater than both will I.
The shadow and sun are brothers and never a gift without taking.
A person is less for lying but often the truth pays lesser still.
I lock my link to the chain and take for me its strength.
Seated now in higher halls, look back at what once was I.
These same great hands that built the faith shall pass it down.
From mother and father down to the child, the rightness of the world.
The stronger our spirits the lesser for wanting.
Here are the arms that have built great halls.
With still, heavier loads I shall burden my back.
The gods are born of our minds and owe to us their power.
Has a tale been told unchanged by the words of men?
I will eat from the land and meet beside the hallowed altar.
How well I know the fire that bakes my bread,
and this cauldron also a meal will make.
I will serve the helpless and hinder the harmful.
Silver Spider (2006) MaS
Author's Notes: I wrote this in a great time of spiritual clarity and hardly believe
it came from mind.
Author's Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick
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