Set’s Legacy

A continuing look at Egyptian myth:

Ancient Egypt/Amama - Anubis on Plinth

Set's Legacy
by Michael Doyle

Only a mad man would steal
Those things that a god would conceal
Two bridges rigged with traps
Cloaked in the veil of mystery wraps

All power is centered on the sun
Before which blaze all is undone
An obelisk stretches into the skies
In pretended reverence for blinded eyes

Thinking himself famed before his history
Set self-proclaims his own legacy
As though deception cannot be undone
Perhaps he forgot the truth of the sun

A labyrinth of traps has been conceived
But sometimes evil is less clever than deceived
For light will always cast out darkness
And love will always undo harshness

The secret she whispers in his ear
Even as her last breath draws near
Is that death is not the end
Life goes on eternal for lovers who are friends

Even the strongest god cannot cheat death
But the wounded lover's heart prays for breath
A deal is struck to bring things to order
Even as his heart in hers stares at death's border

Life of a thousand years is not immortality
And so Anubis is called to claim her mortality
With ending grace, she can offer only her smile
As she descends into journey by the banks of the Nile

The dead to not speak to the living
And for this dastardly deed there is no forgiving
Staying on the path of the Nine Gates
As this lover wishes to defy the fates

(c) March 24, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

Ancient Egypt/Amama - The Godz





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