How Arose Can Bring Eternal Life Poem by JAMES ROBERTS

How Arose Can Bring Eternal Life

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HOW A ROSE CAN BRING ETERNAL LIFE

ELYSIAN

For who are brave of heart
And those that have always been true to their oaths,
Keeping their souls clean and pure,
Never letting their hearts be defiled by the taint
Of evil and injustice,
And barbaric veniality,

They are led by Zeus to the end:
To the palace of Kronos,
Where soothing breezes off the Ocean
Breathe over the Isle of the Blessed:
All around flowers are blazing with a
Dazzling light:
Some springing from the shining trees,
Others nourished by the water from the sea:
With circlets and garlands of Red Roses they
Crown their hands,

The Rose

Rose the symbol of beauty purity and passion
Made for Olympion Zeus by his grateful children
No crown of thorns for the King of the True Gods
Bacchus giving the nectar, Chlorus the crown of petals
Vertumnus the scent and finally the Radiant Aphrodite
Coloured the Red Rose with tears of Her Immortal Blood.

On the shedding of mortal coils

When I die
Cover me in red rose petals
For the boatman will not take the Scent of Dionysius
Nor were Chloris’ petals meant for Dark Hades
And would the DREAD PERSEPHONE
Dare dance on Aphrodities tears
And Pluto himself would find Vertumnus scent to rare
To inhale in His land of dark despair

So off to Elysium I am bound
No burning Hell for me
For I have never abandoned the true Gods
For a mortal who died on Calvary

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Tsira Goge 10 February 2009

For I have never abandoned the true Gods For a mortal who died on Calvary.. ................................................. It's very good, James, and This the poem very much was pleasant to me.... A good way you took in mythology, it has gracefully turned out.... 10.. Tsira

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Linda Winchell 14 November 2008

Great poem Sir James. A poet across the sea.

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Fay Slimm 06 November 2008

A very arresting tribute to the gods of the Elisian fields, Jim, and the obvious knowledge of the subject created a strong piece here. The reader was taken along to the Greek Paradise and introduced to many of the beauties of Greek mythology, with a fervour and talent which you display in your work. thank you.....from Fay.

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Anjali Sinha 06 November 2008

nice write James, but I am sad that-- that you consider HIM who died on the Calvary was a mortal-- No greater love than one who laid down his life for others. I am a hindu by birth but I love Jesus Christ and his teachings +++++10 regards anju

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Lynda Robson 06 November 2008

A very interesting tale James, well penned by you, 10 Lynda xx

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