Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Do not fear the minotaur
The beast lurking inside
The maze is mine
I am privy to its intricate design
Best keep eyes closed
And heart open
I hold a tethered thread
To lead you back
From whence you came
Follow it through this labyrinth
For I am the one you seek
At its centre


Words: ©2020LCR
Image: No Claim, All Rights to Original Artist
Submitted to: Poets & Storyteller's United - Myth-Placed

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  1. Intriguing. Poem and image
    Happy Wednesday

    Much✏love

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    1. Thank you! And back to you as well. :)

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  2. Fantastic Very much enjoyed this It feels inviting to be lead through the labyrinth to the centre

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  3. I feel like trust is at the core of that thread, both for the one who follows it and the person who allowed it to be used as a guide.

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    1. Yes, wouldn't want that thread to break!

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  4. I'll trust you to come to me, and you'll trust me to let you go. That is the only way a relationship can work. Like a dance (with tricky steps in the middle).

    I love that the speaker acknowledges her beast. That she is honest about what lurks within, that she knows her center well enough to know it can allow another in safely.

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    1. Thank you for this most excellent reading. You’ve definitely nailed it! :)

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  5. Oh, that life saving string and the approval of the one at the center!

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  6. An enchanting rendition of the minotaur myth, Lori. I especially enjoyed the rhyme in the lines:
    ‘The maze is mine
    I am privy to its intricate design’
    and the ominous tension in the final lines.

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  7. I love the atmosphere you invoke - it feels as strong as navigating the maze itself

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  8. Oh Minotauriffic! I'm going to share this with My Beloved Sandra; could not send a clearer message.

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  9. Love this!! 💝 The Minotaur is born of the arrogance of man to the gods. Ever since his birth, the Minotaur is used as a symbol of power and a tool for death and torture.

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  10. Trust, a thin thread yes, but a powerful one if you follow it.

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  11. Many years ago I wrote a long and laboured poem trying to say what you have accomplished here so subtly and succinctly. Reading your piece is like meeting an old friend - who is looking better than last time you saw them! :)

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    1. I love how things come around again. Thank you so much.

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  12. Lori, I Enjoyed reading your entry so very much. First I learned, I had not known of this beast, minotaur. I think my school may not have permitted us to be taught of it. Your poem is written so clearly and distinctive, as directions should be. I can visualize your writer pulling the reader through the maize, even having square corners, with that fine thread. I did not pick up a color, not even visualize one. Thinking about it black would suit or possibly purple to denote the writer's position in life and purpose.
    Thank You,
    ..

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    1. Thank you. I’ve always been fascinated by myth and legend. I have always been drawn by Ariadne’s story.

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  13. Love this Lori. Well written and intriguing. I have to read more about this.

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