Artemis Show us the way Deep in the forest Back to our wild Teach us to hunt Our own demons Not each other Returning to The Innocence Bestowed upon us Before our aim was Distorted by greed And the accumulation Of wealth Let your gaze In purity untainted Set your arrows of Clear intentions On a course Of Freedom Unobstructed To pierce the Hearts of Man That we may Remember Our own Strength Our own Courage And the thrill of A natural life May your bow Become our body Strong yet supple Willing to bend Towards realisation May our Hearts Be willing to receive The sting of your Truth The point of Life that Rests at the tip Of your arrow You are not afraid To slay that which Is not in integrity And you do not Seek vengeance or Accumulate pride In your eyes rests The humility of A thousand stars as Under your protection The young rest easy In sweet slumber In your smile the Creatures of the Forest pause In recognition Of the Stillness Within us all The Cypress bows In your Appreciation Of the Sacredness Of Life.. and Death The plant Spirits sing In your Presence Gladly offering you Their knowledge to Heal the weak and Ease the pain Of the lame Thunder and storm Do not phase you Lightening serves To quicken your mind Clarity is your domain As you bathe in the Elements four Bow poised with Grace and elegance You stand steady Naked in the rain No need for guile Only the Wisdom To give your Heart To life and take only Whats needed Artemis Bless us this day In your Truth Let us see not With our eyes but With your knowingness Deep in our Hearts Lend us your Bravery To stand against those That would threaten The very fabric of Humanity and the Sanctity of what it Means to live a Simple Human life. Artemis Show us how to Restore the balance To live again Free in our own Sovereignty To once again Become you as A perfect Harmony Resonating in tune With Nature Blessed Be ©️The Bendy Witch
Muse: This poem was born from a writing prompt given at Kezzabelle Ambler’s Weaving Words workshop. We were shown an illustration from the book The Archer by Paulo Coelho and it reminded me of the featured photo (of me) I called, “Playing Artemis”.
It’s a Prayer and a Blessing.. Someone on the workshop said it was like a Pagan sermon! It works really well as spoken word so keep an eye out for that on IGTV @thebendywitch
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