who dwelt at York..
had Ella’s backcut
my name is Blood Eagle..
name i choose in honor of a brave man
to help in the 11th century..
an innocent victim of the
BLOOD EAGLE SACRIFICE..
WHO IS LOVED SO MUCH..
i intercede to help
and train him as a Super Warrior for GOD..
but more alive than most will
Some people call my kind.. fallen angels..
and many other metaphors 4 graduated veterans
what is commonly understood as life…
but there is so much more.. and much more
that what i know as
Some people also call us demons
we are both harbingers and bringers of
THAT YES.. WHAT SOME PEOPLE CALL AS
THERE IS NO ESCAPING THE GREATEST FORCE OF ALL
DEATH IS ONLY TRANSITION TO NEW LIFE..
AND MOST PEOPLE NEVER REMEMBER WHAT
BUT THEN THERE ARE THE WATCHERS..
THE FALLEN ANGELS..
WHO REMEMBER BOTH LIFE AND DEATH
BETWEEN STATE THAT IS ETERNAL
WHERE THE ONLY GOAL
SO YES.. WE HAVE THE POWER
TO MAKE A HURRICANE MUCH MORE FIERCE..
BY EXAMPLE OF
SHORTLY AFTER THE INVASION OF IRAQ..
WE HEARD THE CRIES..
AND GOD’S WRATH SOON
BUT REMEMBER.. TRULY DEATH IS ONLY
FOR ALL CONSCIOUS BEINGS THAT EXIST..
AND MOST EVERYONE AS FAR AS ETERNAL
WILL EXPERIENCE MOST EVERY EXPERIENCE
SO WHEN ONE HURTS ANOTHER..
IN THE LONG RUN..
THEY TRULY ARE SHOOTING THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT..
WITH COLD HEARTED SMILES..
think i know it all..
The fallen angels that stay in the in-between place and watch and know everything and are the harbinger of justice… all such theological references, in parallel considered to be the words of the dead man is an interesting concept. 🙂
Thanks HA.. for stopping by… writing at all.. is rather new for me.. and writing for prompts is almost brand new.. and the way i do it.. is just free association of ideas.. while i go into a kind of trance dance walking and listening to ‘mood’ music appropriate to the prompt…
But when it comes time to write.. what comes out of my fingers.. often matches no specific free association of idea i had before.. and i can only do it in a trance like mode.. truly effectively.. or shortly after waking from either a night’s sleep or relatively short nap…
And i rarely change anything i write after the fingers stop typing…
Not only that but it’s a rue feeling of ecstasy when i write.. similar to when i go into a mind state of trance when i dance walk and listen to music in general… most everywhere i go…
I guess the short explanation is it simply flows everywhere i let it go..:)and who knows what comes.. never me i know.. but comes is as is..what is..:) and that truly is the exciting part for me….that no money could ever buy or pay for adequately.. and that part IS for sure..;)
i could only hope that we would feel the pain of all that we inflict on others, you know…ha…i dont think i would wish a blood eagle on anyone…the taking out the lungs and laying them up on hte back until suffocation….oy…damn painful way to go….it is an intriguing perspective from which you come in this one sir….
Haha.. you called me sir.. did you do research on me and find out i was a Knight.. hehe.. i’m only kidding…;)
And yes.. the dream of a thousand years.. is that we would all do our best.. NOT to inflict hurt on others.. and certainly some feel this distinction better than other..
But human empathy in general.. although innate in varying degrees from strong to almost none in the affective.. emotional way..is not a static qualitative emotional state of human being..
We can grow our empathy and or love.. through many tools.. that are effective and yes ‘affective’.. but expressing it can be even a more difficult practice.. AND yes.. potentially honed in eventuAlly even for those.. with difficulty truly feeling other people’s feelings..
i know this personally as a person born innately with what seems like my mother’s brain.. heart.. soul.. and spirit as an empath.. who eventually.. me.. lost it all through chronic stress and disease.. but the fact that it all came back and more…
Shows me there is hope..
for all of humanity..
grow.. in human empathy and sacred unconditional infinite LOVE..:)
so i hope and pray for it too..
in confidence of evidenced personal belief and faith too…
Interesting discussion of both fallen angels and demons…and that when one hurts another one is only shooting oneself in the foot….and definitely no one knows it all!!
Thanks Mary.. i have a difficult time seeing GOD in any LIGHT BUT workable tapestry of all that is.. in reality… THAT to me does include DARK.. ALLASONE.. ALLITIS.. ONE!..:)
And humans do create great metaphors for what they intuit and instinctually know about their reasonable life and emotional/existential lives too…
But the sad news.. is folks can go too literal on IT..
and literally kill each other over IT..aka as what they
THINK GOD IS.. RATHER THAN FEEL.. AND
that’s where the part of not knowing..
can be a life saver..
when one comes to know THAT..
instinctually and intuitively..
but the way for change is still…
and LESS logical..
THAT is human
at true core
of social animal..
HEART.. OVER REASON..
AS HEART LEADS HUWOMAN FORWARD
ALWAYS IN EMOTION
THAT WORKS BEST..
FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED…
I admit, I had to go through twice before I truly grasped! The two sides are shown beautifully!
HI Prajakta.. thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to read twice.. as truly as mentioned above in another comment.. only my fingers truly know what will come next when i type to write…
And i often have to read what i write.. literally scores of times…
to get the full meaning..
of what my fingers seem to know more of.. than me..
in metaphor of course..
as i know the true source is much deeper
than finger tips of life…
if even at core of finger tips..
rather than skin..
You do address the question whether a fallen angel is more of an angel or a demon.
Yes someone does.. but truly i’m never fully sure if it is me alone..
so in a way this fiction may…
be truth too..
as deep inside there seems to be..
a gulf of knowledge..
that me alone..
even more than what i personally have been exposed to..
in this life…
as i remember it
I’m with you on the idea of ‘when one hurts, we all hurt.’ But I see it more as an aspect of our oneness, rather than God’s wrath. But maybe it’s all the same thing. Interesting thoughts on fallen angels.
And yes.. i agree with you here about the wrath being an aspect of our oneness.. as in the writing.. i indicate that others see it this way.. but not us metaphorical fallen angels and demons..
Thanks for stopping by Myrna and hope you have a great wrath-less day.. as i know you likely ACT in real life too.. as wrath expressed as hate.. only brings us down in the long run.. like hurting others.. i truly think…
i’ll leave it to the angels and demons.. in metaphor only.. to bring the Karma.. as GOD sees fit..as they likely only do as servants do.. upon request.. in service.. rather than control…:)
you know…personally i think when an angel falls, he falls…there’s no in between space.. blood eagle…ugh… def. nothing i would wish anyone – not even an enemy
Well.. personally when it comes to things like that my spirit leads me..
but truly i know nothing.. and do not portend to ever know..
the will of god..:)either here or tHere…
or now.. as is..
for GOD to know
to GOD from GOD..
not as GOD
And for me..
GOD IS ALL
so i have no enemies..
not even demons or fallen angels…
and in doing so..
find no demons or fallen angels..
truly tread wHere i walk..
instead they fly
with me free
like all of GOD’s creation true…
Sadly enough, @online, but never in the real world, I find that atheist leaning folks, are not that much different than the street corner preachers yelling at me to get saved or else, and those pamphlets on the urinals where people who are so-called concerned about my soul, threaten me with an eternity of burning hell, if I do not say their magic John 3:16 incantation, developed by the early religious leaders to subjugate and control the herd, with fear.
Truly I pay neither any real attention.
As GOD to me is the GOD of Mother nature true, that lives within me, outside of me, as above so below, with the same patterns of existence everywHere one looks with ONE that IS ALL aka GOD.
To me, I often personally see, both atheists and fundamentalist religious folks as one and same of the literally thinking mind, that sees no deeper often than eyes or ears.
I believe. I have faith. I have trust, in ALL THAT IS, AND I HAVE HOPE!
AND that’s ALL I need to continue to move mountains, yes, metaphorical mountains, in my life, at least.
I Go for THE REAL LIFE results, and I evidence THAT everywHere I go.
Neither the literal myths of atheists or fundamentalist religious folks, IS SOMETHING I personAlly adHERE to.
Here or tHere in REAL LIFE either.
KATiE MiA FredericK!iI
Gravatar is one of the coolest things ever!!!
YES.. AND i’m feeling strong these days,.. per my last post and lifting 810LBS.. with my legs.. particularly after being totally and permanently legally and medically assessed as disabled for five long years.. where at one time.. raising my arms after eating,. meant almost passing out with dysautonomia.
It would be rather disingenuous of me, ironically at this point, to even suggest that there is not an higher power, in even jest…:)
As i have seen the true power of that force.. in real life.. up close and personal.. and even had it photographed of what IT CAN DO.. when used in tandem as one happy ‘thing’ working together..true..again.. tougher.. together.. as ONE..:)
strong.. yes STRONG1!2!..;)
I think the key is neither the Giant Tube Worm or man can see, respectively as such, man or GOD as anything, respectively as such, but Giant Tube Worm or man.
It’s hard enough for some men to see women and some women to see men as anything other than polar gender opposites.
And a big part of that is due to intellect, culture, and originally complex language.
The flea makes his living off the dog, but need not know his master, but never the less, without the master there is no flea.
So using that as metaphor, atheists in this metaphorical way are fleas, as well as folks who try to put chains on dogs, as fleas or men living on GOD, fundamentalist Christians as well, who amusingly try to put chains on GOD.
And yes, your metaphor makes complete sense to me, as it’s hard to prove the existence OR NON-EXISTENCE of something one cannot see.
Humans while often handicapped by intellect, culture, religions, and complex language, are special in this way, as they do have some ability to see deeper into truth than other animals do, it certainly seems.
And the truth and GOD are one and same to me, as well;) as Mother Nature True..2.:)
But more than likely all of this is gibberish to the ‘typical’ atheist walking the street, as the inability to see deeper than the literal in life, is truly, in my opinion, the inability to see GOD2.
So yes, in this way it is a self-fulfilling prophecy to NOT SEE GOD, wHere change is possible, but impossible withOUT change in attitude of emotions like belief, faith and hope, to forget an old path OR WAY, and FORGE a new path AND WAY to greater enlightenment as full human being, with all intelligences, including physical, emotional, and existential intelligence fully released and at play IN SEEKING RATHER THAN full STOP.
KATiE MiA FredericK!iI
Gravatar is one of the coolest things ever!!!
I’m impressed that you held yourself to only 333 words with this one, & stayed within the parameters of the prompt; good on you. Yes, metaphysically, we are spiritual brothers, on a similar journey, speaking in a similar language; but my autoimmune disease is prolonged (19 years now), so I envy your remission, rebirth, the return of your strength, the joy of your dancing. On the TV series VIKINGS, on the History Channel, last season, they depicted the Administering of the Blood Eagle. Odd, but the old Celtic warrior that still resides within me is not appalled by this tradition. If a man kills your loved ones, he deserves to die by your hand, slowly, painfully, so that in his forthcoming Life Review he will fully accept this a partial kharmic payment. You really ought to do commercials for Wal Mart; you do shop there a lot.
Ha-ha.. yes parameters and i aren’t exactly great bedfellows but i’m up for change..:)
And i WILL HOPE that your auto-immune disease goes into remission too and you experience a similar miraculous recovery.. as during those five years.. although i kept going one step a time with WILL OF SURVIVAL..which was truly more like one word a a time,. almost as a complete shut-in behind a computer screen..in my bedroom.. Locked in.. as it were…
i had no emotion of belief.. hope.. or faith in anything during those five years.. the recovery of emotions through music at first.. of the only song that i own.. as creation of my own in piano.. back in 2007.. shortly before illness fell me…reviewing it finally in listening when my effective hearing was in use again finally in 2013…
Yes the start of the way back.. and finally those words and created piano music from time before led to songs.. led to dance.. led to complete remission of all the 19 medical disorders that inhabited 100 pages of medical documentation at the time I was assessed with absolutely no potential for recovery.. in this life i live…
And again.. i HOPE.. the similar for you…
And Sam Walton was very kind to create one great wide hall of a middle aisle for me to do free style interpretative dance.. yes.. about three times a week.. as truly my wife’s art is shopping through and through.. at every store.. she sees to love…
And that’s okay.. as her seeming addiction is what eventually generates now.. over 2500 miles of dance walking in metro stores wherever i go.. and truly new great connections with the folks who are brave enough to connect with.. me.. albeit mostly young folks.. who still dream.. big…
of free now..everywhere they go too..:)and CAN make it come true…in the light of life.. in beauty of being.. just being.. flowing.. letting it all go…
Living.. as free….as i truly see GOD as all that is…FREE..:) truly free….
Blood eagle.. most horrific.. and being close to King Olaf would certainly been risky.. I find the fallen angle an interesting image.. a little paradise lost…
Thanks for stopping by.. Bjorn.. and i do agree with the horrific nature of the blood eagle..in all of cruelty that mankind can be.. when properly trained away from empathY as we can be….
And yes fallen angels have always been particularly interesting to me..
as it’s hard to imagine a GOD so small that A GOD would get mad for someone to be
free.. for change.. and WILL to change for whatever one CAN BE..:) AS DIVERSITY.. is all around.. and certainly Angels could change as well.. as it all does seem to pattern…
ah, the inbetweeners–they know every answer to the questions we ask about life and death.
would you be afraid to listen?
Well.. i think if there are real inbetweeners..there would be some fear to face.. in finding truths that might not ever seem fair to us.. as mere earthlings on terrestrial plane..
It might end up like the Twilight zone.. as no one might be ready for the real true of all that is..as is.. as really is…
So i guess conjecture in this case.. may be built-in protection in truth of truth of ALL truth can be.. FAIR by current cultural human standards.. or not..:)
Truly i would rather know now.. than anything else..
And let the Angels.. fallEN or not.. and demons as such.. take care of the rest of
while i simply watch and document IT as IT ALL UNFOLDS..;)
I think our journeys are full of fallen angels and demons ~ There is certainly another kind of life, after our life ~ Thanks for joining in ~
Yes.. me too.. Grace.. and this was an interesting challenge that i really enjoyed.. thanks for providing the cool prompt and hope you have a great night..:)
“BUT REMEMBER.. TRULY DEATH IS ONLY / TRANSITION / AND / REALITY / IS / TRULY INFINITY..” I like this portion very much and the lines ring absolute truth, my belief of course..we are inbetweeners too hanging in between life and death…I like to belief in the karma theory…as you sow so you reap..plain & simple…nice write..
Thanks Sumana.. your words here.. truly make my heart sing…
sometimes you just know..
i just am..
i know.. love..
that’s all i know. 🙂
DEATH IS ONLY TRANSITION TO NEW LIFE.. I believe this, too, and am filled with joy because of it. I found the comments as interesting as your poem and your poem reminds me of episodes of “Supernatural” which my husband (Bill, above) loves to watch. Hopefully you don’t take that as an insult. 🙂 But they’re constantly exploring the after-life and inbetween.
Thanks so much. Janet.. for the appreciation of the words here on my blog.. and no there is nothing anyone could ever say that I would see as insult.. as i learn from everything i hear from others light or dark.. and the supernatural has been an interest of mine.. since i was a small child.. and if i had more time with TV.. i would probably love to watch that show too..
So with that smiles.. and hope you keep exploring too.. as the wOnderlust for life.. never ceases for me.. thank all that is.. for now.. :).. i do..:)2..:)with smiles 3….and wink 1..;)
It CAN be amusing AT TIMES to watch human beings pontificate, yes pontificate, their dominance among other animals simply because they have abilities to talk AND WRITE.
Truly complex language and cognitive empathy is all that separates HUMANS from other animals and is the core basis for HUMAN’S complex written languages and cultures, along with religions that say humans have a RIGHT to dominate all other animals and the earth that holds those animals lives.
The truth is all things are connected and when imbalances in the interdependent relationship of all things, aka GOD come, bad things happen.
It’s not hard to see that, at least from ‘mid-space’ traveling back from the moon, seeing how the imbalance of strength in the virus of human cultures, which are NOT virus as human alone, are a cancer on this earth, and this is not by purview of fundamentalist religious folks, this is by purview of scientists and astronauts the same.
Many fundamentalist religious folks find joy in raping and pillaging the earth THAT is our home and lifeblood TOO.
In the big scheme of things, abortion is truly a blessing to GOD, nah, not the made up GOD of man, the TRUE GOD of Mother Nature that only holds balance and survival in ‘esteem’. That’s just a metaphor by the way, GOD is not man, alone, with anthropomorphic feelings alone, obviously, it would seem, for folks with eyes and ears, that CAN see and hear THAT.
So in reality per the balance of all there is, a bacterium, a fetus, or an Einstein all hold the same value for balance and life.
There are no differences in life, but life.
Killing a cat, a human, a HUMAN FETUS, or an ant tilling the soil for plants, is no different in the big scheme of things of Mother Nature True aka GOD.
But truly humans are out of control, so abortion, is just another one of Mother Nature’s true tools to take care of Mother Nature True’s ‘sense’ of balance.
Balance is truth.
Everything, and I do mean everything else, that humans have illusions for are just that:
Blabbering Pontification, including me of course, as no animal is excluded in True Mother Nature’s
“Children’s” ignorance of simply how IT ALL works together as ONE.
There are enough humans, more than enough, but humans have empathy, and ‘real’ humans per the empathic type do not ‘NORMALLY’ want to see a fetus killed as a fetus is a human, and no other species, and that is just Zoology 101.
Only humans are ‘smart’ enough to put qualifications on the VALUE of their own species or other species based on intelligence, and characteristics like talking and seeing oneself in the mirror as self.
That part is what leads to the cancer of culture destroying the earth and other species in a slow and tortuous death, not the empathy part, alone, that all social animals share to some degree, as what we describe as humanity as an empathic species, not the other stuff alone.
In much smaller human groups where resources are abundant enough, and sharing not collecting is key for survival, the child is the prize, not the virus. The cooperation of people, not technology, moreover, is what makes survival possible. Nor is culture a virus either, when in balance with Mother Nature True aka GOD. Those are the TRULY SMART HUMANS, the ones who SIMPLY LIVE in BALANCE.
The meek WILL INHERIT the earth, per balance, that part never changes.
Ask a roach OR DRAGONFLY, and IT won’t have to give you the answer. ITs mere existence IS the answer:
Survival in balance.
So far roaches AND DRAGONFLIES are truly smarter than humans as far as the most important skill of life, survival goes.
Will humans last as long as roaches OR DRAGONFLIES:
Certainly NOT LIKELY, when viewed from ‘mid-space’, per the BIG PICTURE VIEW.
But ROACHES and dragonflies are humble enough, to likely still, inherit the earth.
So go-ahead step on them, OR SWAT THEM, they already have a ‘plan’.
Meanwhile humans pontificate on whether it is right or wrong to kill their own.
But GOD already knows better, Mother Nature TRUE ‘says’, go ahead, please do ABORT, you are making problems here and ARE WEARING OUT YOUR WELCOME.
THAT PART IS CLEAR TO SEE FROM ‘MID-SPACE’ FOR SURE.
ARE HUMANS SMART ENOUGH TO FIGURE THAT PART OUT:
I HOPE they are as an idealist, but as a realist, again, the answer is growing clearer from ‘Mid-Space’, and once again that’s for sure:
OUR SURVIVAL AS ANIMALS/HUMANS, FETUS OR NOT, IS LARGELY UP TO US, AT THIS POINT, AT LEAST.
IT’S as simple as BALANCE, but WE MAKE IT SO DAM HARD TO DO.
All in JUST my opinion, of course, with a BIG TOOTHY GRIN, why not…:)
KATiE MiA FredericK!iI
Gravatar is one of the coolest things ever!!!
A fascinating take on the prompt!
Thanks so much for stopping by.. Snakypoet.. i really enjoyed this prompt.. and wasn’t sure i could do it at first.. but i went deep inside and finally something came out..
Smiles and hope you have a great night..:)2!:)