the Temple Keeper

By mysticventures

There once was a child when born
Who was given a sacred task
To be a temple keeper
Was all that was ever asked

As the child grew to become a man
By life's pleasures he was distracted
His priorities suddenly rearranged
The part of keeper - he never acted

So by his passion he was driven
By his ego led astray
He neglected what was given
Fell the temple to disarray

It wasn't until he was down and out
That he'd realized what he'd done
He only hoped it wasn't too late
To make the damage he'd wrought undone

Now the man pledged to be keeper
Was unsure how to proceed
To sanctify the temple
What would he really need

He prayed for divine guidance
And studied all he could
But it wasn't until he saw the light
That he finally understood

To be a temple keeper
The bearer of the flame
The holder of the keys
Was one and all the same

With new vision and new insight
He began to make amends
To beautify the temple
And rekindle the light within

Now the temple was restored anew
It's light both strong and bright
Drew people from all around the land
To behold this glorious sight

As the people gathered about the temple
The keeper bagan to speak
And as his holy words touched thier hearts
The people began to weep

He told them of faith and love and hope
He told them everything he knew
But the most important thing he told them
Was that they were temples - too

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Copyright 2004 mysticventures
Published on Friday, July 23, 2004.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • A former member wrote: nice job, after i read it i had to go back and read it again recognizing he was the temple.

  • punk mc cool On Friday, April 16, 2010, punk mc cool (75)By person wrote:

    i really liked it so much that i sang it out lolz :P

  • cre On Friday, November 5, 2004, cre (411)By person wrote:

    This *is* beautiful . . well delivered and masterfully written. Fantastic work.

  • DarkWolf On Friday, November 5, 2004, DarkWolf (415)By person wrote:

    This is a light unto my heart dear Mystic.. beautifully done.. start to blessed end. -Michael

  • stormtalk On Monday, July 26, 2004, stormtalk (730)By person wrote:

    Beautifully done.

  • A former member wrote: This provokes such curiosity.. strirring words; arousing questions in my mind.. Teaching the most important lesson at the end of the day.. And he, the role-model for all. Ressurection; saving him from himself. ~Wish Upon A Star

  • sixsixnine On Saturday, July 24, 2004, sixsixnine (480)By person wrote:

    fuck i loving this it felt so good to read! shine on! you're extramly talented this work proves it! *669*

  • NikesRain On Saturday, July 24, 2004, NikesRain (1291)By person wrote:

    ..as I read it was like watching the scenes unfold in front of me. Great presentation and imagery. You're writes are truly a pleasure to read.

  • Crystal Passion On Friday, July 23, 2004, Crystal Passion (221)By person wrote:

    oo this was a very enlightening piece, what a fave!

  • A former member wrote: Hey, you're not Jesus. Stop filling my mind with goodness and light. It hurts my eyes. Nice write. :) =-mo-=

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