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The Mayan Warrior Princess

The Mayan Warrior Princess In eerie recurring dreams, like things seen dimly before dawn, blurred memories of a temple pyramid resurface from an era long gone. My ancient soul trapped between two different worlds, one new - the other centuries old, remind me that I have been here before, and of that I am absolutely sure. Familiar faces and scenes from a past life I see, recollections of Piedras Negras continue to haunt me, with images of Lady K’abel, Mayan warrior princess, I used to be. Time’s reluctant prisoner, I sense it will never set me free. In a foggy haze, like a sleepwalker in sluggish slow motion, body painted cobalt blue, I am ready for my heavenly mission. Midnight velvet hair flowing, I lie on a red bloodstained stone altar, as temple priests prepare me for the sacred sacrificial slaughter. Piously chanting their practiced prayers in unison, they adulate the gracious gods for a new divine king’s ascension. The sharp knife swiftly pierces my sweating, feverish virgin skin, but reliving this scene, I no longer feel pain or anything. And as the universe greedily grasps my restless soul, I float into oblivion knowing the harvest will be renewed and ultimately, I will be reborn. Note: This poem is dedicated to my maternal great grandmother who was a Mayan. The Piedras Negras, mentioned above, was a thriving Mayan city-state in Guatemala, Central America, from about mid-7th century BC century BC to about 850 AD. While this site is considered remote, during my childhood, I visited frequently with family who still live in this fascinating region. When I visit, I am completely at home and the experiences are amazingly mystical. Piedras Negras means "black stones" in Spanish. The name in the language of the Classic Maya has been read in Maya inscriptions as Yo'k'ib', meaning "great gateway" or "entrance." 06-25-2014 Contest: Past Lives Sponsor: Carolyn Devonshire Placement: 3rd

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Date: 6/14/2015 2:54:00 PM
Quite a powerful write Pandita, I am sure the area is very unique It would be quite interesting to view the sights..'
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Date: 6/14/2015 3:07:00 PM
Hi Joe, I am so happy you took the time to check out this piece and I am glad you liked it! Thank you. Pandita
Date: 2/10/2015 10:55:00 AM
Superb and wonderfully written!.
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Date: 2/11/2015 1:55:00 PM
Greetings William, I am delighted to received your superlative compliments which helped to brighten up my day! This is one of my favorite pieces. Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 12/2/2014 10:45:00 AM
I did enjoy your poem. I could see the pictures that you drew with your words. I have always been fascinated by the Mayan people and culture. Perhaps I was one of them in some former life. Thanks for commenting on my poem and leading me to yours.
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Date: 12/4/2014 8:56:00 AM
Hi Mike, thank you so very much for your kind compliments which mean so much to me! I am especially glad that you liked this one! Kindest regards. Pandita
Date: 8/29/2014 8:14:00 PM
Being of Mayan ancestry myself, I just love this awesome piece! Kika
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Date: 8/29/2014 9:36:00 PM
Well we do have a shared ancestry and I am glad you appreciate this piece, my friend! Thank you for your compliments! Pandita
Date: 8/11/2014 9:06:00 AM
I have been to chitz anitsa ( sorry probably not spelled properly ) I was amazed at the skill and technological prowes of the Mayan people. This poem is exceptional, I am pleased I got to read it.
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Date: 8/11/2014 9:54:00 AM
Richard, I am so glad you enjoyed this piece! I have also visited Chichen Itza which is one of the most fascinating Mayan sites. I always felt transported to an amazing place and time! Thank you for complimenting my work, my friend! Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 7/6/2014 8:02:00 PM
I applaud your magnificent balance of history, spirituality, and awesome poetic prowess Pandita. This is a masterpiece of person place and Princess! Outstanding cadance and alliteration. The way you present the sacrafice is stunni g in its solemnity and purpose, and your mentality is, umm, brave and sexy. Thanks for illuminating the Mayan history as well. J.A.B.
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Date: 7/6/2014 10:16:00 PM
Many thanks, dear Justin, for your very thoughtful, sweet comments and inspiring compliments which I truly appreciate. I am very glad that you enjoyed this very special piece. I am grateful for your encouragement and support. Warmest regards and best wishes always.
Date: 7/1/2014 4:56:00 PM
I really enjoyed reading your beautiful poem, once again.... this time as a winner! Congratulations to you, Pandita! Well deserved!
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Date: 7/1/2014 8:16:00 PM
Thank you so very much, dear friend for your wonderful compliments that continue to inspire me! Warmest regards.
Date: 7/1/2014 12:33:00 PM
Wow! That was a well-written, powerful poem.
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Date: 7/1/2014 12:47:00 PM
Dear M.L. thank you for your wonderful compliments which help to further encourage me. All the best to you, my friend!
Date: 6/30/2014 12:46:00 AM
Nicely rendered tale based on the great Mayan Mythology, my special choice, Pandita, congrats on the win
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Date: 6/30/2014 9:42:00 AM
Hi Dr. Ram, thank you so very much for your kind compliments which as always mean so much to me! I am especially glad that you liked this one! Kindest regards.
Date: 6/29/2014 8:40:00 PM
I loved this the first time I read it. Knew it was a winner. Many congrats, Pandita. bfn Your friend in poertry, Elaine
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Date: 6/30/2014 9:44:00 AM
My dear friend, Elaine, thank you again. You did predict this one to be a winner and I treasure your compliments and support. Kindest regards.
Date: 6/29/2014 8:35:00 PM
Loved this write! Congrats on your fine win!
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Date: 6/30/2014 9:45:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend, Robert. As always your compliments are always appreciated. Kindest regards.
Date: 6/29/2014 7:56:00 PM
Pandita, This is a wonderful poem.The info is interesting. Congratulations.
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Date: 6/30/2014 9:40:00 AM
Thank you so very much, my friend for your kind congratulations!
Date: 6/29/2014 6:28:00 PM
Pandita, what an awesome heritage! Congrats on a great win, my friend. Hugs.. Arlene
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Date: 6/29/2014 6:55:00 PM
Hi Arlene, thank you so much for stopping by with your wonderful compliments! Enjoy your evening, my friend!
Date: 6/29/2014 2:52:00 PM
Oh dear girl..this is just wonderful. Im sure you were a princess in a past life. Congrats. Bg
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Date: 6/29/2014 3:34:00 PM
Thank you so very much, dear Barbara. I appreciate your heartfelt praise and comments. Have a wonderful Sunday!
Date: 6/29/2014 1:58:00 AM
I love the richness and the detail of your descriptions. It really brings the words to life and takes the reader on an incredible journey. This really held my interest and I was fascinated by it! Such a unique and beautiful write, Pandita! Good luck in Carolyn's contest!
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Date: 6/29/2014 10:54:00 AM
Many thanks, my dear friend Kelly, for your sweet comments and compliments which I truly appreciate. I am very glad that you enjoyed this very special piece.Thank you for your continued support and encouragement. Warmest regards.
Date: 6/29/2014 12:03:00 AM
This is beautiful! Very descriptive...an enchanting write, Pandita.
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Date: 6/29/2014 10:50:00 AM
Hi hija, thank you for your sweet compliments which I very much appreciate. Warmest regards.
Date: 6/28/2014 10:23:00 PM
You have weaved a beautiful tale, a great poem, and made greater by the foot notes, so that we may all feel the personal message and dedication here!!!
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Date: 6/29/2014 10:49:00 AM
Hi Arthur, I am so appreciative of your wonderful comments and compliments. Thanks very much for your kind encouragement and support. Kindest regards, my friend.
Date: 6/27/2014 9:06:00 PM
Pandita what a lovely write and so very interesting good luck in the contest. Take care..........Vera...............
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Date: 6/28/2014 3:13:00 PM
Vera, my friend, thank you so much for your wonderful compliments and wishes. I am very glad that you enjoyed this one. All the best to you!
Date: 6/27/2014 8:30:00 PM
What a wondrous write here, and yes I believe in reincarnation fully, I myself have had flash memories of things from a past experience, great job here and I love Mayan history myself. I have studied it and love it's culture and beauty of it's people. I believe they were dealt harshly by history. I am myself native American and write a lot about my native history also. Great job on this adventure you have placed before the reader, well done cheri
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Date: 6/28/2014 3:21:00 PM
My dear Cheri, many thanks, my friend for your lovely, heartfelt compliments. I am so glad you enjoyed this piece which is very special to me. I also appreciate that you can relate so intimately with the history and culture of the ancestors who deserve our love and reverence. Warmest regards.
Date: 6/27/2014 9:58:00 AM
Wow! Pandita, I was completly spellbound by this very vivid past life recall. Thank you for sharing and thank you for your comments on my writing. bfn Your friend in poetry. Elaine
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Date: 6/27/2014 11:02:00 AM
Thank you, my dear friend Elaine, for your sweet compliments which I truly appreciate. I am very glad that you enjoyed this piece.Thank you for your continued support and encouragement. Warmest regards.
Date: 6/26/2014 11:38:00 PM
Wow, this was so interesting to read Pandita. I believe we are reborn, many times and sometimes we remember bits and pieces of a past lives through dreams and that familiar feeling we often get when visiting a new place. Excellent writing my friend. This is sure to score high!
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Date: 6/27/2014 7:34:00 AM
Connie, my friend, thank you for your lovely compliments and well wishes. I share your thoughts on this intriguing subject, and I am glad you enjoyed this special piece. Warmest regards.
Date: 6/26/2014 9:56:00 PM
wow, Pandita, this poem deserves a 7 . It is like no other past life poem I have read. You took the theme and made it into something very special and spiritual. The ending was SO cool. I hope it is in the top winners.
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Date: 6/27/2014 7:23:00 AM
My dear Andrea, I am so glad you enjoyed this piece which is very special to me. Thank you, my friend, for your lovely compliments which I do appreciate! Warmest regards.
Date: 6/26/2014 3:33:00 PM
Wonderful poetry Pandita, spiritual, powerful and liveable through your words. It's sure to do well in the contest, and I sure hope so, James :)
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Date: 6/26/2014 3:53:00 PM
Hi james, please disregard the first response you received referring to the "evening soup." It was meant for Mystic Rose but somehow I clicked on the wrong "reply" button. Thanks for your understanding, my friend.
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Date: 6/26/2014 3:49:00 PM
My dear friend, James, I really appreciate your wonderful compliments. My ancestors are very important in my life and to the person I am today! Thank you for your continued encouragement and support. Warmest regards.
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Date: 6/26/2014 3:42:00 PM
Thank you for your kind response and I appreciate your encouragement! I will leave the writing of the "evening soup" to one of the more accomplished poets to write:-) Kindest regards.
Date: 6/26/2014 9:07:00 AM
This poem is so beautiful! I have read about Mayan times and have been enthralled by them. You are lucky to have been given the opportunity to blend with this region and the history that goes with it. To me this is a winner. // paul
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Date: 6/30/2014 4:36:00 AM
...and congratulations, Pandita....very merited:)
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Pandita SieteSantos
Date: 6/26/2014 9:27:00 AM
My dear friend, thank you so kindly for your beautiful response. I read this one to my mother who was so emotional and touched by it that she begged me to submit it. Warmest regards.
Date: 6/25/2014 9:27:00 PM
Dear Pandita: Very nicely done. Good write. Good read. Leon
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Date: 6/25/2014 9:39:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Leon, my friend. This poem is special to me and I am glad that you enjoyed the write! Warmest regards.