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  Ode To An Ancient One
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Friday, May 30, 2008
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-Still Wandering Through My Photo Albums-

 

More than two thousand long years ago

A figure of mystery appeared in America’s Southwest

And many through the centuries have been fascinated by him

But very much still remains unknown about his ancient quest

 

Some say that he was a simple man

Who loved to laugh, and to sing, and to play

Others believe he was an immortal deity with a mission

And they still attempt to unravel his ancient messages today

 

Some say that he was a very young man

Who in reality, was a traveling womanizer

Some claim that he was a sage old hunchbacked god

Who cared little for love affairs and who was much wiser

 

Some claim that he walked for thousands of dusty miles

Spreading love, good cheer, and extremely melodic tunes

Some believe that he was born somewhere down in Mexico

Others say that he hailed from an ancient civilization in Peru

 

Some believe that he was a stranded ancient mariner

Somehow shipwrecked off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico

Who had soon decided to make the best of the rest of his life

Wandering this land sharing his wisdom wherever he would go

 

Some believe he was an ancient traveling salesman

Bartering many goods as he journeyed along his way

Perhaps trading seashells, and jewelry, and animal pelts

For his next meal or for his next place for the night to stay

 

Some believe he was a mysterious immortal shape shifter

Who had the ability to change into insect and animal form

Some also believe that he was a very great musician

Traveling these vast distances so that he could perform

 

Most believe he traveled far and wide

Carrying a heavy pack upon his back

But much debate still exists today

About exactly what was in that sack

 

Some say that he carried succulent corn and squash seeds

Offering to help plant them to any who gave him hospitality

Others claim that he carried skillfully crafted wooden flutes

That he taught so many people how to play with so much glee

 

Some believe that he actually carried magical fertility drugs

So the men he met on his travels could impregnate their wives

Others claim that he really carried extremely important messages

From the ancient deities on how we mortals could lead better lives

 

Since this mysterious figure lived long before the days of recorded history

Modern mankind will never really know who or what this ancient traveler was

But you can find his likeness carefully etched into hundreds of ancient drawings

From the mountains of Colorado, all the way down to the jungles of old Mexico

 

And on my many travels around the southwestern part of North America

I always search for his image on petroglyphs with both fascination and glee

Because as I gaze upon these captivating old pictures of him on these stones

I somehow hear the enchanting timeless flute music of the one called Kokopelli

 

This Ancient One, who lived long before our recorded history

Is revered by Native Americans, and many to meet him do yearn

If he were to walk amongst us in this troubled world we now live in

Perhaps he could teach us a better way – Perhaps, we might even learn

 

 

©2008, Mr. Ed

 
  


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Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 6/2/2008
Interesting and informative.. Many questions remain unanswered about this mysterious figure. Time hasn't offered a clue yet perhaps the future will.....M
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 5/31/2008
Are you sure this isn't just an ancient version of ....


THE BOOGIE MAN ?

Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 5/31/2008
I have read about this Ancient One...The Traveler, adopted by the Anastasi tribes, so the novel was written. Quite an interesting story of him you poetize for us, dear friend! Many thanks...
Blessings and Appreciation and Love ~~ Micke
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/31/2008
Whatever he was,, he keeps on playing his music,, as I see this image in art,, jewlery,, etc.... Very Interesting,, Ed you are so amazing,, and you do live life to the fullest,, thanks for all that you do!
Christine
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 5/31/2008
Interesting petrogyph..You find heaps of them in the caves here in the outback...Sometimes i think ppl lived in those caves and drew themselves, these days we write...I was here :)
Thought provoking write Ed, :) Ch'erie
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 5/31/2008
Well Ed you have done it again, you have shared some more wisdom with us. Thank you for your wonderful words.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 5/31/2008
Interesting story...as always...you teach so much within your lines. Excellent.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/30/2008
wonderful write!
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 5/30/2008
Metaphors of wisdom in your poem, and musical winds, Blessings of a different kind. Bless you! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/30/2008
What an interesting story! I have never seen, nor heard about this ancient traveler, but I assure you I will be doing my homework. He seems so mystifying...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 5/30/2008
An interesting story my friend, the music was a great addition...a compelling write indeed! Enjoyed as always!
Blessings,
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 5/30/2008
An interesting story and your music does complement it. Well done.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 5/30/2008
I really enjoyed reading this, Ed, I learn something new every time I read your work. You are an amazing man.
I shall look for this ancient one in my travels around the country and the world..
Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
PS.I listen to a cd called:"Ancient Voices" Ah *Nee* Mah, new age2001
You would absolutely love this CD,,,you should get it..
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/30/2008
Old Koko walks amongst us still...his spirit does linger as he tries to help humankind even though man does destroy before he thinks...ed
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/30/2008
Excellant story told with the intensity of the wise ones gathered round a sacred fire and imbuing their knowledge on a new generation.
fee
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 5/30/2008
This is good Ed...I felt much this way when I walked amongst the ruins Ephesus and Corinth...always to wander the way of the feet that trod the same path that I also did walk...well done
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 5/30/2008
We are riding the same wave this day! Beautiful piece.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/30/2008
The one called Kokopelli says to thank you for your words, and if you had any doubts he is immortal, come out at night on the prairie and he will play a tune for you, the wind will carry it, or so he said.

Georg
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 5/30/2008
Wow,excellent writing dear man..enjoyed as always...stay safe and well OK...Hugss
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 5/30/2008
A story/poem creatively crafted and presented. Whatever he was and whatever he had carried in his bag, he was a marvelous man and traveler.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/30/2008
A wonderful ode to Kokopelli - very well done, Ed, love the music - haunting!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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