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I danced with death and I dined on souls

Drank the blood of many a good man.

I laughed with the Lords, made merry with the Ladies

As my years on the planet grew many.

As time and tide slipped quietly by I saw governments rise and fall.

I saw the comings and goings of many a good King, but I kept me quiet and I kept me hidden and played by the rules?

Not I…

I had fun with the fairest, drank deep from the wicked,

I slept under the trees and stars.

My home is where my feet touch the ground, my abode is wherever I am.

I cannot be reasoned; I cannot be fathomed;

Only a few shall know my name.

And only a few shall dance my dance; only a few have the chance to know.

I am the first and the last; the rise and the fall, the magician and fool in one.

Let me know you and I’ll let you know me,

But find me first if you can.

And when you’ve found me; pray look again

For I am not who you think I am; I am not where i’m meant to be.

Many have sought me, though few have found me

But of course, I have always known you.

I know your deeds and I know your sins.

I was there at your birth and your death.

I have walked this earth right by your side.

I have heard your cries in battles of old.

I have tasted your blood on my lips.

I have cast my thread around the world to catch me a goodly feast;

The souls of man, the blood of man; always my sacred way.

You know not I; I know you well, for I walk in your dreams every night.

To those who can ‘see’, I will show the way.

But for those who cannot-who cares?

I dwell between the earth and the sky

On the firmament of earthly dreams.

You are never alone; I am always here.

I have been here from the very start.

I am here in this moment in your earth- bound life

And I shall be here until you die.

But I won’t give a dam for I am well beyond that.

I won’t weep on the day that you die.

For I know the truth and I know the lies and I know what is meant to be.

I can ride the tides across all times, I know where I’m meant to be.

I can see you but can you see me?

Whisper my name and I’ll know,

But I won’t run to you; I will watch and I’ll wait for that moment of perfect time,

When you come to me with a pureness of heart and a mind that’s willing to fly.

Then I will open the doors that are bound so tight, then I will give you the sacred key.

So go sleep the sleep of the innocent lamb but be aware of the wolves nearby.

If you find me and I find you too, we can ride on the waves of time.

I will show you the way and show you the glory,

I will show you the truth of your birth.

But open your heart and open your mind; prove to be good and true.

The ways of the blood are the only way, the only way to be.

Do you catch my drift, do you catch my thread, dare you be who you’re meant to be?

But my children be swift in your very deed, for your time is running out; your fate has already sealed.

So on Destiny’s Hill I will await, I will whisper your name on the winds.

When the rivers flow red and the lamps go out; when the chariots are all aligned;

You will thus know me as I am meant to be, the Walvbane; shepherd and slayer in one;

But by then my friends it will be too late, for the trumpets will have already been heard.

You sealed your fate to your neon gods as you walked away from me,

But fear not the night my goodly souls, you won’t feel a fucking dam thing.

For I dance with death as the tide rides high as your souls I so gladly take.

Your fate I sealed at your time birth; all swept away on the tides of blood your chances came and went.

I am the One; I am the All

The first and the last, don’t you see?

I will kiss your lips with the bloodied rose, let you revel in my embrace.

We will dance till dawn, we can dance as one, we can tango the night away.

Then sweet sounds I will sing, as I lullaby you home and you dance to the tune of your death.

I shall soothe you home through day and night, to the end of your human fate.

It’s all been a laugh, it’s all been a scam, it’s all been a deadly game.

Most of you will never know and those that do aren’t telling.

If you fuck with me, I’ll fuck with you, as I raise my glass and empty the vessel, to a wondrous future foretold.

I am the Lord, I am the Light

Come dance, come follow me.

 

 

moonwillow/adueni 2016

‘The Keeper of Scrolls’