Know This I Died For YouWhether I rest 'neath the poppies of Flanders Fields,
Or in an Unknown Soldier's grave;
If my bones are dust under Marathon's plain
Or I lie below Acteon's waves
Know this I died for you
If I fought with shield and blooded spear
Or with the cannon's mighty roar
If stalked through burning jungles growth
Or on jet-wings fiercely soared
Know this I fought for you
Whether it was freedom we were fighting for
Or land or goods or love
My opponents were as flesh as I
Made of bone and breath and Blood
Know this I took life for you
When war is fought and blood is shed
It is no ones victory
But we must protect all that we love
Safeguard home and family
And I would die again for you
You need no
Medusa My LoveMy Lady of the oceans' steep
Those built up with
The bones of all who've
Looked upon and seen
Thy face alight and shining bright
Beautiful and fair;
And whose eyes that hold
Reflections now of me.
I stare as though, I've turned to stone
In thrall to thee
I give myself, breath and soul
To thee in offering.
And offer forth my life, my flesh
My joy and suffering,
To gaze from now
To the end of time
Upon thy mystery.
A Prayer to DionysusDionusos, send your blessing
Relieve me of my mortal pains
Fill me with your healing madness
Before I drive myself insane
Blessed Bakkhus, bring oblivion
Let me sleep a dream-filled sleep
Send your wisdom-laden liquid
To drag me down into the deep
Relax my body and my mind
Fill my lungs up with your visions
Show me what I need to find
Nyktipolos who prowls the night
Drown out my hurt with ecstasy
Through lust and pain and violent loving
Set my mind and spirit free
Kharidotes who brings grace
Inspire me in words and rhyme
Ease the passage of my thoughts
And turn them into flowing lines
Dionusos send your blessings
Let me see with mystic sight
Let me wander in your shadows
Until I'm ready for the light
My Eros My IncubusIn darkness,
In blackest night with curtains drawn
I feel you near to me;
A weight made of thought and a thousand desires.
A deep honey voice seeping into my flesh,
Your breath heating my skin
With words of wicked deeds and promised pleasure.
Swell to overwhelm my senses -
Your scent, the taste of your sweat,
The pulse of your heartbeat pressed against my chest.
Glide over my skin, trailing after my own.
I can feel your tongue parting my lips
As I fight to hold your face in my memory.
With the echo of you inside me.
I yearn to feel your weight upon me
Moving within me as you do in my mind.
My incubus - haunting my dreams
In blackest night with curtains drawn
Do your thoughts ever drift to me?
Do you hear me call your name?
Invocation to the MuseLay your lips upon my lips and your hand upon my hand
Let our heartbeats press as close as lovers.
Fill me with desire which only you can sate.
Breathe upon my skin, whisper in my ear;
Let thoughts, slick with passion pour forth.
Hear me Lady:
I offer myself to you, come into me.
Inflame my soul; let your rhythms rise within me,
Let your tongue spill words into my mouth.
Sing through me, My Goddess
As I cry out your glories to the world.
Divine IronyThe gods do dream in mortal shape
And walk among us while we're awake
Yet while we sleep we yearn to be
Like those who crave mortality
The hurts we shun within our lives
Our pain, our fears, our hopes and lies
The gods seek out and they embrace
All that which we fear to face
The pain of love, of birth, of death
They yearn to feel with every breath
And while we long like them to be
They envy our humanity.
Hellenic PrayersTo Hestia
Hail to thee O Hestia,
Enthroned within the firelights golden glow.
Entrancing One, whose shadows send visions to the smoke laden temple roof
And whose gentle light serves as a last bastion against the cold dark night.
First born and last;
Humanizer, forbearer of civilization.
Goddess of Hearth and kin
My home is your sacred realm, and I, your devoted servant.
Great Lady of unconditional love and grace,
Bless my home and all those I call family with your gentle peace.
Hail to thee O Haides,
Foreboding God of the land beyond life,
Ruler of the shades and shadows and the sunlit land of bliss.
Compassionate lord who compassion cannot sway,
Who sees the time of death come to all mortal things.
Great god, thawed only by the blushing youth of spring;
Death carrying life from the land to be his bride.
God of under-earth and of the beauty deep within it,
Of glittering gems and gold and deep, hypnotic caves;
Grant me, pale king, the living of my days and in living, the knowl
Memories of the Stag KingThe snow falls and magic stalks the Young Stag
He lifts his head, smelling Nature stir
Too young for battle, to old to not attempt
He chases, never catching his quarry
The hunt becomes eternal, replayed in dreams and whispers and half-real remembered scenes
Young Stag becomes King Stag, forever searching for his first spring.
Here There Be DragonsFrom the corners of the globe
Come four dragonlings,
To teach you all about the year
And the holidays it brings!
The year is like a giant wheel
That turns a bit each night
And travels through the dark of winter,
And through summer's light.
The first dragon to be introduced
Loves to sleep all day,
But if you can get him out of bed
He's great fun with which to play.
He is a dragon of the earth
And Feylone is his name;
He might look rather fierce
But he's quite safe and tame.
Windlo's next in line for you to meet
He's a dragon of the breeze,
He loves to soar through the clouds
And over the tallest trees.
He loves to read his big old books,
He's quite intelligent,
And he's always in the middle of
Some fun experiment.
A water dragon's the next one here,
One who loves to slide and splash;
Slipocampus is his name
And his fishfriend's name is Crash.
Slippy will play the whole day long
Exploring sunken ships and caves;
Every day is an adventure when
You live below the waves.