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Note- With great joy and appreciation I accepted Robert Lindley’s invitation to collaborate on this poem for which Robert had written such beautiful verses. Thank you, Robert, it was a sincere pleasure to write with you again, my friend. 

The Goddess Of Blessed Redemption

She gave me a foundation of love's pleasures
complete with wondrous bountiful measures
she a gentle goddess of golden hues,
swept this heart away, vanquished all its blues.
From a verdant forest spring she arrived
relieving me of life sadly contrived.
None other could love and give any more,
she a goddess sent from paradise shore.

When asked why she came to me to now bless
no words came, my sins too sad to confess.
Yet her Light and Grace healed this broken soul
for this world had taken its heavy toll.
Of Asclepius* blood, healing her art,
body, soul and mind, first target the heart,
faithful daughter, resplendent her warm glow
sent to heal and allow this soul to grow.

She freed my body from its scars and burns
from ghosts of past buried in hidden urns,
the mind confused by treachery and lies
and the soul ready to face its demise.
Her enchanted charm revived my delight
to view the world in a generous light,
for the mind to stand firm, no longer wilt,
with redemption free the burden of guilt.

Once a broken man, forsaken lost soul,
I now stand stoutly with a heart that’s whole.
With Apollo’s blood vibrant are my veins,
by lease of life, released from morbid chains.
Verve restored by Aceso’s healing might
with radiance to end my sorry plight.
Healed with love in atonement of past crimes
with kindness I share life’s eternal chimes.

Collaboration by Robert J. Lindley and Teppo Gren
7-05-2018

(1.) Asclepius, Latin: Aesculapius) was a hero and god of medicine in ancient Greek religion and mythology. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of the medical arts; his daughters are Hygieia ("Hygiene", the goddess/personification of health, cleanliness, and sanitation), Iaso (the goddess of recuperation from illness), Aceso (the goddess of the healing process), Aglæa/Ægle (the goddess of the glow of good health), and Panacea (the goddess of universal remedy). He was associated with the Roman/Etruscan god Vediovis and the Egyptian Imhotep.[1] He was one of Apollo's sons, sharing with Apollo the epithet Paean ("the Healer"). The rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff, remains a symbol of medicine today. Those physicians and attendants who served this god were known as the Therapeutae of Asclepius.
(2.) Aceso’s , (  Aceso (the goddess of the healing process )
(3.)Apollo- Greek Mythology  - 
Apollo was one of the most versatile of the Greek gods. His domains extended from poetry and music, to light and truth, and archery.
His mother was the Titan Leto, whose tryst with Zeus angered Hera. The Queen of the Gods tormented Leto, sending the monster Python to chase her across the whole world so she could find no safe space to bear her children. However, Leto found safe haven on the isle of Delos and gave birth to Artemis and then Apollo. 


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Date: 9/13/2019 5:33:00 AM
Verse has allowed both of you not to lose one word, expression or emotion here, the vision and depth had me wanting to read more, a whole book more, this collaborate of two wonderful poets works for me . . . ; )
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Date: 7/26/2018 9:17:00 AM
Wow! TJ, This is a well written collaboration. You and Robert write well together. I enjoyed the classic tone and vibe of this write. Thanks for the foot notes because it gave better understanding to a good write. PS, I saw the collaboration you did with Robert and Susan and it was Excellent. You all write amazing together:-) Alexis
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Date: 7/26/2018 1:48:00 PM
Thank you very much for your wonderful words of encouragement, Alexis. T.J
Date: 7/23/2018 9:51:00 AM
A classical masterpiece from the pens of first class poets! This piece is outstanding and definitely a fave! A most glorious collaboration of stars! Hugs and love. Pandita
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Date: 7/23/2018 12:30:00 PM
Thank you very much for your kind words and fave, Pandita. Much appreciated. Hugs. T.J
Date: 7/22/2018 10:33:00 AM
Hello T.J. Yes, this collaborated poem with you and Robert is truly supreme masterpiece for sure!! I sincerely appreciate all of the intricate hard work that both of you exacted in carefully articulating the four stanzas of your rhyme here in relation to Asclepius, Aceso, and Apollo. Outstanding Work!! A FAVE!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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Date: 7/23/2018 12:29:00 PM
Thank you very much for your wonderful comments and fave, Gary. Very much appreciated. T.J
Date: 7/20/2018 1:01:00 AM
Beautiful and interesting...this poem is like watching a movie. Love the mythological history too. What a duet!!
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Date: 7/23/2018 12:29:00 PM
Thank you very much for your lovely comments, Carole. T.J
Date: 7/18/2018 4:27:00 PM
Fantastic collaboration between two great poets..
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Date: 7/23/2018 12:28:00 PM
Thank you very much, Silent One. T.J
Date: 7/14/2018 3:44:00 PM
A wonderous and stirring poem. Well done. FAVing it.
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Date: 7/23/2018 12:28:00 PM
Thank you very much for your kind comments and fav, Suzette. T.J
Date: 7/14/2018 1:48:00 PM
The surface of love is scratched and its aroma penetrates your words and gives them life. You both process a poetic soul and this collaboration breathes magic into these words of faith. Emile.
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Date: 7/23/2018 12:27:00 PM
Thank you very much for your kind words of support, Emile. T.J
Date: 7/14/2018 1:14:00 PM
I like your mythological references in this fine work. Thank you for your kind words! Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish
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Date: 7/23/2018 12:27:00 PM
Thank you very much, Matthew. T.J
Date: 7/13/2018 9:01:00 PM
She freed my body from my scars and burns From ghosts of past buried in hidden urns Utter Brilliance it reminded me of my Fathers ashes in a cardboard box for an urn resting on a sideboard. Scars that still burn like the ghosts of the ashes trapped inside a cheap urn that can't be buried. Absolutely love this write 7 out of 7. Thank you once again for placing me in your contest . Means a great deal thanks ta
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Date: 7/23/2018 12:26:00 PM
Thank you very much for your kind comments, Christopher. Much appreciated. T.J
Date: 7/11/2018 3:53:00 PM
Very well written collaboration. Powerfully expressed. Excellent :)
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Date: 7/12/2018 1:50:00 AM
Thank you very much, Heidi. T.J
Date: 7/11/2018 10:42:00 AM
A Goddess such as this deserves to be bathed in love's quietude and essence. You write like someone in love. All the more richer for it too. Well done T.
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Date: 7/12/2018 1:50:00 AM
Thank you very much for your wonderful words, Pixie. T.J
Date: 7/11/2018 8:48:00 AM
- A wonderful theme ... and a wonderful co-writing, Teppo & Robert - A writing that you can be proud of - A pleasure to read ... I often read Greek mythology ... very exciting :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/12/2018 1:49:00 AM
Thank you very much, Anne-Lise. Hugs. T.J
Date: 7/11/2018 8:23:00 AM
Lovely inspiring write. Loved the message.Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece.
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Date: 7/12/2018 1:49:00 AM
Thank you very much for your kind comments, Supraja. T.J
Date: 7/10/2018 7:25:00 PM
I am so glad that you accepted this invitation Teppo. You two are such great collaborators. I'm sure you've heard this many a time, but your words flow seamlessly. What a pleasant surprise to find another collaboration on Greek Mythology, great minds on a similar plane, thinking alike as they say.:) I absolutely love your poem, a fave for me....Maria hugs to both great poets
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Date: 7/10/2018 11:44:00 PM
Thank you so much for your kind words, Maria. Yes, it seems that great minds do think alike. Greek mythology is a fascinating topic. Hugs. T.J
Date: 7/10/2018 3:49:00 PM
Wow just finished reading another, classic Greek theme poem, and again i am so impressed with the talent we have here on soup,,to both of you, this is amazing poetry.
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Date: 7/10/2018 11:40:00 PM
Thank you very much for your kind words of support, Harry. Greatly appreciated. T.J
Date: 7/10/2018 3:21:00 PM
I love this inspiring poem and marvel at your collaboration (I have never written poetry with another person ). Love the image of "ghosts of past buried in hidden urns". Fave
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Date: 7/10/2018 11:39:00 PM
Thank you very much for your kind words, Agnes. Much appreciated. T.J
Date: 7/10/2018 10:00:00 AM
Wonderful work you two, a great mythological work indeed...
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Date: 7/10/2018 12:38:00 PM
Thank you very much, Charlie. Appreciated. T.J
Date: 7/10/2018 8:43:00 AM
This is a powerful write on so many levels. I love the reference to the gods of Greek mythology. Truly an amazing poem, I can tell that a lot of thought went into this work of art.
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Date: 7/10/2018 12:38:00 PM
Thank you very much for your kind comments, Becca. Much appreciated. T.J
Date: 7/10/2018 8:27:00 AM
This is truly an awesome write!
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Date: 7/10/2018 12:37:00 PM
Thank you very much, Casarah. T.J
Date: 7/10/2018 8:25:00 AM
This wondrous work reminds me of something I read years ago that made a lasting impression on all I think and do: "Thou shalt not eat thine own heart." Strange how we are willing, having developed a good, loving nature, to forgive others who have sinned against us, while refusing to forgive ourselves. Bravo my friend! Excellent write!
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Date: 7/10/2018 12:37:00 PM
Thank you very much for your fabulous comments, Joe. Yes, it is strange that we find it so difficult to forgive ourselves. T.J
Date: 7/10/2018 6:59:00 AM
Stupendous write! Enjoyed the grace and loveliness of this beauty! Hugs...Kim
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Date: 7/10/2018 12:35:00 PM
Thank you very much for your lovely comments, Kim. Hugs. T.J
Date: 7/10/2018 5:31:00 AM
Such vibrant lines! Past weaved into the presence with such intensity and grace...made a great read
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Date: 7/10/2018 12:35:00 PM
Thank you very much for your kind comments, Vidya. Much appreciated. T.J
Date: 7/10/2018 5:00:00 AM
WoW! This is such a well done and beautifully penned piece it's like it was written by one person instead of two. Both of you are so talented.I loved this and the info on the mythology was a real treat. Excellent. God Bless, JB
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Date: 7/10/2018 12:34:00 PM
Thank you very much for your kind words, Judy. Very much appreciated. T.J
Date: 7/9/2018 6:27:00 PM
You guys blended your work together SO well, I don't know where one began and the other ended! How awesome to write of the goddess of blessed redemption.
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Date: 7/10/2018 4:30:00 AM
Thank you very much, Andrea. It is always a pleasure and a privilege for me to write with Robert. It was his brilliant thought to write of the goddess of blessed redemption. T.J
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