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Kerberos - A Dog's Myth

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Kerberos - A Dog's Myth

Atrocious guard of Darkness 
And Hadese's faithful pet.
Three heads enriching a body of scars,
Arriving to a fiery back-end of a dragon.
His sharp teeth he shows
To those who have crossed the river Styx,
To those who watch the years passing
From chinks bleary, missing the sun.
His skills are known, 
His power unique, as he eliminates any trespasser
With nails keen.
His eyes, these eyes combine fire with madness.
Inside them only Hell finds its missing shelter.
In channels of terror he walks
Day and night
Carving threats to those who died,
Yet face the misery of living inside those wet walls.
Maybe he is the true Guard of great gates,
Separating those who live from those who left the seasons,
Removing the coin from their mouth
-The payment of a lifetime-
Sending empty hands to empty cells.
And he accepts no visitors,
And he accepts no challenge,
As he is forming circles around human shadows
To mark his territory, as a real dog would do.

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  1. Date: 3/7/2011 11:23:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning poem in Debbie Guzzi's contest Valeria. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 2:29:00 PM
    congratulations on your win with this interesting story of Kerberos...

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 10:46:00 AM
    I wonder if Kerberos was the inspiration for gargoyles, Valeria. You wove a great tale here. Congratulations on your win! Best wishes, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 6:20:00 AM
    Congrats Valeria on your dynamic win in Debbie's contest with this brilliant write and entry luv.. enjoy and happy weekend...

  1. Date: 2/24/2011 4:47:00 PM
    Lovely and well expressed thoughts on a Dog's myth quite unknown to me, valeria