Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Poem: "Crossroads on the Hero's Journey"

This is the linkback perk poem for the January 8, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It came out of the December 4, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl, inspired by a prompt from Dreamwidth user Alexseanchai. It also fills the "camping" square in my 12-1-18 card for the Summer in December Bingo Fest.

Crossroads on the Hero's Journey

There are realms
where gods send
their young heroes
to gain experience.

They go camping
in the forest primeval
and go swimming in
the ocean of time.

They crawl through
caverns and up canyons.

They learn as they go.

Each realm is different --
from the Jackal Land where
Bast brings her new priestesses
to the Sky Jungle where Hanuman
tests his adolescent priests -- but
they all have one thing in common.

They meet at the crossroads
on the Hero's Journey.

[To be continued ...]
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