Before the Gates

August 1st, 2017

A poem based on a meditation and visualization of Hekate, where she informed me I would make a choice, then walk through fire. She was not wrong, and it was more than worth it. This was written almost immediately upon returning from the meditative state.


One is a source of distraction

The other is a source of inspiration

One wishes to see me grounded

The other wonders how far I could fly

Let me stand upon your shoulders

Let me reach into the sky

Then you can climb on mine

And we’ll be reaching twice as high

One is a source of frustration

The other is a source of pure elation

One wishes to see me simple

The other revels in my complexity.

Let me open up the windows

Let us breathe true life once more

When finding walls around us

We’ll be breaking down the door.

So when standing at the crossroads

Says the lady with two lights

You can go the easy way

With no worry and no fights

But when standing at the crossroads

Says the one with whip and knife

Be sure you’re moving for yourself:

Your happiness; your life.

You may find this world again

But you may never find this soul

So never miss a chance

To complete yourself;

Be whole.

© Mabh Savage 2014



Mabh Savage is a Pagan author, poet and musician, as well as a freelance journalist.

She is the author of:

 A Modern Celt: Seeking the Ancestors




Pagan Portals: Celtic Witchcraft.


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