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, recoup,
      restore, and know
        those freedoms

          only peace returns.




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:

https://allpoetry.com/contest/2789392-Brevity--33-words-or-less.

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero%27s_journey

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero%27s_journey#Master_of_the_Two_Worlds

Submitted: October 9, 2021









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