Master of Two Realms

Advancing past
  the last threshold,

    the resurrecting champion
      -established master
         of two realms-
    has vanquished ego,
      fear of death,

        all necessary adversaries,

    to breathe,
    and know
    those freedoms
    only peace

Master of Two Realms © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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33 words (prompt limit).  Image (warrior standing on summit, looking at the sun) inspiration brevity challenge prompt - link:

Poem also inspired by Joseph Campbell's "Hero's Journey" stages (especially the "Master of Two Worlds"):

See also:
The Heroine's Journey and Maria Tatar's The Heroine with 1001 Faces

Submitted: October 9, 2021