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What is a Pagan?
What be a Heathen?
Do we walk on cloven hoof?
Do we burn the ground where which we stand?
Are we demons to be laid before the cross?
These words, these labels, be not our own.
Merely placed upon our heads by men with fearful hands,
And eyes blinded by a hollow light.
What is a Pagan?
What be a Heathen?
Some walk nature's path, hear her voice on the wind!
Some hold their swords high, battle-cries to the gods of old!
Some work the fabric of our world, knotting and weaving they command!
But the same blood flows through us all!
With fiery eyes and souls of steel!
We stand as one, and shall kneel to none!
This is a Pagan!
This be a Heathen!
What is the measure of a man? Good question...

I'm on a roll, I haven't put out this many poems this fast in ages! I owe it all to the strength and unity of my Pagan brothers and sisters, and a little band called TYR!
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SphericalOne Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
could i reciet this at my school?? i will give credit.
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Zinc-Tails Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't see why not. Go for it.
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SphericalOne Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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Daskarina Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Really beautiful text .. more true :D! It's very comforting to know that we are not alone in thinking! Be blessed
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Xienoph-Tear Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you, very much, for submitting this wonderful poem. It helped me gain a little self-confidence, since people really do believe we are demons and worship the Satan or something. It's very lovely, and I hope many more people read it. <3
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insanefangirl Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for posting this. It has helped me affirm my changing beliefs.
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Zinc-Tails Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Glad I could provide you some insight.
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dajzha Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
this.is.awsome.

nothing else needed to be said. =)
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White-Noizz Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Gorgeous work here... If only more people would understand we aren't demons... Wish my parents would figure that out too...
I digress, beautiful work here. Blessed be :heart:
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Zinc-Tails Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Many thanks. Also don't worry about what others think, your path is yours alone. They may one day accept you, or they may not, in the end all that matters is you accept yourself.
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