338. Alone With The Gods
No longer am I burdened, for I have removed my religious shackles.
My faith, in the Gods of old, has freed me from my self - made prison,
No solid door, or mighty lock, can hold, when the spirit has finally risen.
For years I lived within myself, completely shut off by my blindness,
My inner sight was finally restored when I accepted Balder's kindness.
Once timid,Thor's anger now burns hot, stoked with each beat of my heart,
Great Odin's wisdom, however, threatens to tear my human reasoning apart.
Freyja's practice of powerful Seidr can occasionally confuse my simple mind,
And the plots of Laufey's son, though not magic, sometimes puts me in a bind.
When I am feeling completely overwhelmed by one of Loki's latest schemes,
I know that the huntress Skadhi will make it right when I see her in my dreams.
Now the fire has begun to slowly fade, and I remain alone here in the foggy night,
I am not afraid of the gathering darkness, for I sit beneath Mani's protecting light.
And I will not fear tomorrow's morning mist, when I rise up to face the new day,
For I have honored the Gods in the faith of my ancestors, and it is here I will stay !
- Glenn Bergen, ( Ravensheart ), © Copyright, 2015.