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Beyond this realm to Cerberus below
  the buried to the entrance gate are led;
unto Acheron - great river of woe -
  to ferry across the souls of the dead.
Upon your lips, your eyes, a coin receive -
  a fare lest you be trapped between two worlds;
allowed to enter but never to leave
  where the waters of oblivion purls,
where Furies follow and Hounds guard the gate
  and souls are judged in Hades's deathless reign;
to wander the Styx and Lethe in wait
  till rulers of gods and men part us twain.
The pit of Tartarus where the soul yields
or sweet blissful isles of Elysian Fields.



                    May 2012

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Date: 1/2/2015 3:48:00 AM
Nice one, congrats Keith ...huggs
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 1/2/2015 9:15:00 AM
Thanks so much. Appreciate it.
Date: 1/1/2015 11:11:00 PM
Keith.. Great poem. Congrats on your win!!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 1/2/2015 12:55:00 AM
Cheers! Appreciate it.
Date: 1/1/2015 6:51:00 PM
Keith, thank you for supporting one of the many, contest I ran last year. Dropping by to say hi in hopes you are enjoying the first day of 2015 :) :) Stop by my latest blog "You Call This Poetry" if you'd like. Enjoy the win, I sure did. Love Linda
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 1/2/2015 12:57:00 AM
Thanks Linda. I actually live in Australia so it's the 2nd day of the new year. God bless!