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Of Fate And The Choosing Between Scylla and Charybdis

Of Fate And The Choosing Between Scylla and Charybdis (From Continued Greek Heroes And Mythology Series) Part Two.... referenced, *Scylla and Charybdis, *Homer, *Iliad and The Odyssey, *Hades, *Heaven Of Fate And The Choosing Between Scylla and Charybdis (From Continued Greek Heroes And Mythology Series) Part Two.) ********************************************* Of Fate And The Choosing Between Scylla and Charybdis (I.) Evil forces choice, either flee or choose another path choosing between Scylla and Charybdis, that of twin wrath mankind feeble pawn, turbulent vessel of flesh and bones set between rock and a hard place, Hades black undertones or walk onward into blindness as a casualty chained and bound, victim of evil's great ingenuity. (II.) A quandary, such as Odysseus once had to face either battling six-headed beast or drowning in disgrace Time ever offers up this agonizing, sadden choice for fallen man, cursed to answer with ill fated voice deciding, life and death- battle bravely or try to flee from living nightmare between the devil and deep blue sea. (III.) Homer's Iliad And The Odyssey, tells such travails as a Greek hero battles Dark's many ravenous Hells with Hope and Love in his magnificent, courageous heart his salvation, only looking to Heaven can impart yet with wit and faith he later his destination made while never honor, love of family had he betrayed. (IV.) What of world and its cacophony of screaming bandits living without honor, with its insidious gambits too often begging Lady Luck make every gamble pay instead of placing faith in Truth and kneeling down to pray with Scylla and Charybdis, each echoing vicious threats only by divine light, one avoids such destructive nets. (V.) Such in malevolent world, often rears its ugly head we seek treasure, when one should embrace Love and Light instead and in our feasting, selfish desires, our new Fated road we must face accursed bounty of treasures we were sold slaves living blinded by ambitions, in world full of chains ships in distress, sinking from tons of our ill gotten gains. (VI.) Shall we choose wisely, seeking serenity in the Light reaping harvest that comforts even in darkest of nights sail upon bluer seas, watching gleaming heavens soft glow riding peaceful waves, praying our loving families grow knowing goodness and mercy will be our blessed rewards or else continue playing on with, world's stacked deck of cards? Robert J. Lindley, Rhyme, ( In A Judgment On Mankind's Repetitive And Historic Blindness ) Robert J. Lindley, from fragment- March 22nd, 1979 renewed,edited,expanded and finished, May 26th thru 29th,2020 companion piece to previously presented, (Nightmares, Ravages Of A Prometheus, Free And Unchained, from fragment- Oct12th, 1978 renewed,edited,expanded and finished, May17th,2020) Both poems are completed versions of the Greek Mythology Series started many decades ago.. Stats: 2nd poem- May 26th thru 29th,2020 (Of Fate And The Choosing Between Scylla and Charybdis) 0 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 14 14 Total # Syllables:504 Total # Words:::::330 Stats: 1st poem- previously posted, and finished, May17th,2020 (Nightmares, Ravages Of A Prometheus, Free And Unchained) 0 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 14 14 Total # Syllables:504 Total # Words:::::330

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Date: 6/2/2020 11:02:00 AM
With absolute dedication you write these poems...I can tell your love for this art...wonderful...a great write here my friend
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/2/2020 3:51:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Always a great joy for me to research and then write on any mythological hero or beast. I find it lets my spirit soar and my imagination run wild and free. Especially so if it is about Greek heroes or monsters , in Greek mythology God bless..
Date: 6/2/2020 10:59:00 AM
I read this excellent poem earlier but had no time to comment, Robert. I must say that coming back to gift the readers such poems was a wise choice. Your love for Greek and Roman Mythology has never been a secret, and it shows also in this case, my friend. You have so much to give....don't let it go to waste! ~ Regards // paul
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/2/2020 3:47:00 PM
Thank you my friend. True, I have always loved mythology. And my thousands of hours reading studying ,etc. supplied me with great fodder when composing. Glad to be back among true friends..God bless..
Date: 5/31/2020 2:46:00 AM
The grand scale of this epic piece is something very difficult to master, but your mastery is truly enduring, my friend. Sweeping verse at its finest.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 5/31/2020 6:37:00 AM
Thank you my great friend. I had the benefit of the much, much younger me to lay the foundation of both the first and this second poem.. The younger me gave up on it 40 years ago but the older me saw the possibilities and decided to spend the time and energy to the research and thus complete both poems. God bless..
Date: 5/30/2020 11:13:00 PM
These myths stand the test of time don't they? I wish I could write like this Robert. I love learning from you. Welcome back from your poetry break my friend. This is wonderful! Blessings xxoo
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Robert Lindley
Date: 5/31/2020 6:33:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I pray you and yours are doing well in these turbulent times. I simply could not have done these as well when they were started many decades ago. It took time and life experiences to get to this point. Greek mythology has always fascinated me and its influence upon the world today is massive. As well as its massive and broad influences in Literature, Poetry,Architecture, Sciences,Civics, etc., etc. God bless...
Date: 5/29/2020 10:42:00 PM
"we seek treasure, when one should embrace Love and Light instead" Exactly!! This is how so many in the world behave. Holding earthly possessions close, when they need to seek God and live in His light. I can see this in your poem. Darkness and Light. Evil and good. Well written and presented my dear friend. ~ Brandy
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Robert Lindley
Date: 5/31/2020 6:24:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Always mankind must struggle against its inherent nature. Always the evil/darkness fight to stay as the dominant force in this world. Yet not just sunlight exists. Light of far great more powerful truth and love exists. One simply has to believe, seek out and ask for its blessings, its salvation. God bless..
Date: 5/29/2020 5:14:00 PM
So happy to see you are to remain in these pages sharing your unique talent as one of the best poets/storytellers here, Lindley. Choosing between the lesser of two evils, is the risk one must take, to survive at all costs. For walking away, one will never learn the true destination. Bang the drum loudly. I love the story being delivered in this poem and the format you have chosen. I look forward to reading your next story. L x
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Robert Lindley
Date: 5/29/2020 7:24:00 PM
Thank you my friend, I so appreciate that you share not only your unique, exquisitely creative and very entertaining poetry with us but also your wisdom as well. After much reflection, it dawned on me that my purpose was to give to others and why should I let some few stop me from that mission. Besides my darling wife stated I'd gotten a bit cranky as of late and perhaps I should make a decision. lol... I learned long ago- that she too has a very keen mind and quite a bit of wisdom to share.. God bless....
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 5/29/2020 5:17:00 PM
To walk away, is sometimes seen as the easier option. But it also incurs the term, "abandonment". Your body of work must never be abandoned, readers come and go. The readers and writers, who truly value your stories will never abandon you.
Date: 5/29/2020 1:46:00 PM
You certainly know your mythology Robert, brilliantly composed, welcome back, I hope you have enjoyed your break and hope you're well. Tom
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Robert Lindley
Date: 5/29/2020 1:54:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Truth is my twelve days of break gave me much time for thought and reflection on life, poetry, my writings and the state of this world. I did so dearly miss my friends here and needed to get back into composing to ease my soul and bring poetic joy back into my heart. God bless..