“ Forget-Me-Not . . . “


 

Lonely I walked the castle halls
Like a spirit trapped ‘twixt times,
Even the strongest kingdom falls
With peace supplanted by war’s crime.
And here the crumbling, muted truth
Does tell the tale of broken youth.

For years the sun smiled brightly
On fields of blue and yellow blooms,
Joyful sounds of the noble and knightly
Danced heartily from every room.
But scarcely could one hear them now,
The ruins lay silent, honoring their vow.

Why would one come to such a place,
To find company among the ghosts?
What foolish mind doth deign to face
A grave seeking bodies to host?
Flowers are now blooming anew ’round this vestige of greed,
But should we forget what laid it low, it shall rise again to feed.

 

Rising Hawk

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War….. Or Peace? Or, War For Peace?

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In the picture above (I downloaded this one from the internet).

This is one of the most famous scenes from Hindu mythology, and is set at the start of the Great War in the Mahabharatha, the war between the Pandava brothers and the Kaurava brothers. Before the war started, Arjuna asked Krishna to wheel his chariot to his front, and when he saw his ‘enemies’, consisting of uncles, cousins, friends etc, his courage melted away.

It was at this point that Krishna recited the Bhagwat Geet (The Gita) to him. The Bhagwat Geet translates as “The Song Divine”. Krishna is the avtaar of Vishnu, the second God of the Hindu Trinity, the one who preserves the order of the world. This is, of course, very simplistic, as Hindu and Vedic mythology is extremely complex.

Anyway, at the end of the Gita, Krishna urges Arjuna to fight. He is urged to…

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