Dethroned deity

I can see you
stuck in the future
obsessed with what should be
fighting what is

Did you see me?
Stuck in your future?
Fighting for what should be.
Ignoring what is.

We didn’t see him
stuck in our future
he focuses on what can be
and devours the now

Somehow the prompt on combined with a visit to The Met to look for art, brought me to this poem. We’re on day 15 of #NaPoWriMo, which means we’re half way. It’s been a great first half of the month so far!

Title: Enthroned deity
Period: Late Bronze Age
Date: ca. 14th–13th century B.C.
Geography: Levant
Culture: Canaanite
Medium: Bronze, gold foil
Dimensions: 5 3/8 × 1 7/16 × 1 11/16 in. (13.7 × 3.7 × 4.3 cm)
Classification: Metalwork-Sculpture
Credit Line: Gift of George D. Pratt, 1932
Accession Number: 32.161.45

7 thoughts on “Dethroned deity

  1. Dawn D. McKenzie

    You come up with such great poems! I’m impressed.
    I’ve read this one twice already. I know it’s struck something within. But it’s not clear yet what. I’m too tired. Or too… I’ve got to go write 🙂

      1. Dawn D. McKenzie

        The day was “good” in so much that it released old memories that need to be faced.
        The day was good in the sense that I feel ready, I know I have support.
        The day was good in so far that I know I am ready to face what’s coming my way.
        The day was good because I am happy with the poem that came pouring out of me once I read your words. Once again, you were a catalyst for me. I don’t know what you triggered where, but I couldn’t get to writing quickly enough. Thank you for that.
        I didn’t get to touch NaNo, but there is still one hour of day yet, and I’ve just woken up from a nap (I am completely surrendering to my body’s needs of sleep when it needs it at the moment).
        Thank you for being my trigger (in the best way possible)

  2. Jim

    Angela, this haunts, yet intrigues. What is and what should be and what can be shows encouragement and hope. Much better than one dwelling on what was, that very well needs improvement but many are still there, maybe for ever.
    I used the prompt piece on Day one, it reminded me of a fairly young boy we met in old Ephesus , Turkey, trying to sell old looking small art pieces as artifacts. This, bronze, shows to me a regal person holding the reins driving in a chariot race. We then would have visited the Met virtually but you may have visited it in actuality. We have visited once.
    Thank you for your visit and for leaving your nice comment.

    1. Angela van Son Post author

      I’ve never been to The Met, never been to the US even! After my digital dwellings I of course totally would love to see The Met for real.

      Oh, I loved Ephesus so much! An amazing place.

      Thank you for your interesting words Jim!


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