I know that some members are very poetic and I thought it would be nice to have a place to share any of your compositions. I haven't got one of my own at the moment - I wanted to share one or two written by a good friend, Eric from CHSG who kindly gave me permission.
Eric Segaard. 28 July 2012
So the story goes that the Thunder King embraced Cleverness, and devoured her. Within him grew pain and torment. His head filled with such stabbing agony he went mad. He cried that the storm within his skull must be released. At last the Forge-god came to his master and, with the axe of the Bulldancers, struck open his head. This saved him, and so a tempest was released upon the world. A child of lightning and wits, this storm would become the companion of heroes - a goddess of intellect, strength, and courage.
This is a birth-story of Athena, favored daughter of Zeus. I reflect upon it often. The idea that such pain could be the source of inspiration and triumph is agreeable to me. We all nurture skill and strategy to take on the world, maybe not just in spite of tremendous pain, but even with respect to it. At least that's what I think. Just don't anybody hit me in the head with an axe.
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