Day 25’s prompt from Local Gems was absolutely perfect for Litany Of Varied Experiences. It was to include a prophecy.
Great men are forged in fire.
It is the privilege of lesser men
to light the flame.
So it was foretold:
Ye shalt venture
through malignant majesty
unto the 10th circle
wist Dante nay Hades could muster;
be falsely branded by Sheol’s most wretched infamy;
find one’s soul emblazoned
by the virtuous pursuit of love
and one’s very own resurrection.
For what is ash but the ethereal carcass of Prometheus?
Yet life will find a way;
an amethyst phoenix erupts,
emerging from chrysalis.
Pain was merely a mortal marker
by which a celestial understanding
of one’s Litany Of Varied Experiences
Poseidon himself fashioned me a lighthouse,
for what are waves of turmoil
but a greeting for a better tomorrow?
As I reached shore,
my soul fashioned itself a grappling hook
upon the summit of Mount Olympus,
I’m almost homeward bound.
I’m almost homeward…