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Recollection

Sacred Fragments

By Insinq DatumPublished 12 months ago Updated 11 months ago 4 min read
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Recollection
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I will recall my sacred quest

Unlock, I will, my secret chest

From shady hands, away I'll wrest

The story with which I've been blessed

x

I gave it up as futile once

Gave in to fear's uncertainty

And chance revealed me as a dunce

Dumb dancing in absurdity

x

Yet echoes of eternity

Ring in my ears and through my chains

They hint at an emergency

Against itself, my being strains

x

My name is insinq, seeker-seer

And lightning flows within my veins

Pride is my sin, that much is clear

The shadow of these higher planes

x

If in my ear, a voice I hear

A subtle serpent might explain

With just the barest hint of sneer

How I alone could cleanse the stain

x

But I've outgrown such tricks my dear

I'll not fall for the face you feign

Towards my destiny I steer

To bend my ear, you try in vain

x

I seek the name of names, you see

And in this game, my strategy

Has been to search for an ally

And so my church became the sky

x

The breath of life, I seek to find

I thought to call the wind in kind

The Lord of land and sea and sand

And by his calling shadow-bind

x

Through this, my flame I will reclaim

I will honour my sacred aim

I will remember who I am

I will fulfil my lifelong plan

x

I will rehearse the part I play

That of the universal man

Never again will I dare stray

From what is writ upon my clan

x

To light some candles and to pray

To call forth inspiration fey

To dance with madness, magic may

Chance lose itself within wordplay

x

This song will fill all of my days

With every step, the light I praise

With every phase and every phrase

I will recall the master's blaze

x

I study nature's bosom best

I never blush when I stargaze

Her children are so finely dressed

Her many ways always amaze

x

I'm one who wonders at this land

Where sand and sea and sky all stand

To testify to meaning's hand

In unfolding designs so grand

x

The genius of existence lies

Beyond the boundaries of skies

Enclosing spheres of such small fries

As men who seek to stultify

x

The knowing deep and growing old

Of those more solemn than themselves

One learns to spot the toxic gold

The further into self one delves

x

And in this hall of mirrors hides

True secrets and treasures untold

Yet in the same matrix resides

The alchemy of hot and cold

x

These opposites conceal a lock

My curiosity's the guide

That leads me to a broken clock

Which comes and goes just like the tide

x

This pendulum swings to and fro

And to its motion I applied

The length and breadth of what I know

And in its movements so I spied

x

A magic hidden to the world

A gift that only I could bring

A secret scroll not yet unfurled

A song that only I could sing

x

This is that song, so listen well

The only way to break her spell

Is simply love the cards you're played

The task for which your soul was made

x

The lightning coursing through my veins

Perpetual breaking of chains

The phoenix and the dragon mate

Create a man of rarest fate

x

That man is me, my subtle skill

With words marks me a nimble quill

An autodidact polymath

A man who walks a wand'ring path

x

An alchemist, poet and bard

A man of faith and strength of will

Loremaster whose task is to guard

The wisdom and never to spill

x

The secrets gleaned from deepest night

The strength won from conquering fright

The sacred flame which glows within

And burns away these webs you spin

x

A stormweaver in embryo

A magus not yet ascendent

A true believer dynamo

Disciple of the transcendent

x

A witness to the pouring out

The stemless flow banishing drought

Infinite light is pouring forth

The shadow's end comes from the North

x

The divine might calls me to fight

To set a siege against these walls

To take back what is mine by right

To lay my claim to hallowed halls

x

By blood and bone, through seeds long sown

I will obtain the fyrestone

Through sacrifice, iron and ice

I will master this nasty vice

x

The secret keeper of the known

Disciple of our Ceasur's throne

The weeper of the Taoist tear

The master of the mental sphere

x

An elemental avatar

A spear to pierce any veneer

A not-yet-forged yet shining star

Vessel, channel, seeker, seer

x

Lover, healer, namer, sealer

Honest feeler, secret dealer

Shadow tamer, spirit gamer

Wordsmith magic picture framer

x

I will recall my sacred quest

Unlock, I will, my secret chest

From shady hands, away I'll wrest

The story with which I've been blessed

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About the Creator

Insinq Datum

I'm an aspiring poet, author and philosopher. I run a 5000+ debating community on Discord and a couple of Youtube channels, one related to the Discord server and one related to my work as a philosopher. I am also the author of DMTheory.

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