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Prophecy of the Azteca

Updated on May 8, 2012

Foretold was the Fall of the Temple of the Sun

Everything lives in motion
Everyone is lost in chaos
But we must understand the meanings
For ourselves
We orbit about the great sun
We are circling about its globe
As we drown in a season
Of blackness bloodshed and cold
Our fate completes the puzzle
Like the pieces that are lodged in the sky
And we wonder if we are all alone
In this primeval world

The temples of the Elders hold the magic
The sun god he predicts the final days
The keepers of the sundial watch its motions
And our Fathers fall beneath their ancient ways

Then came the rise
Of the great Montezuma
A ruthless leader with a fearless pride
Marching with his armies
You hear his mighty battle cry
For many, so many years in vain
We lived his power
His torture his pain
As we watched the blood of our children
And of our families fly
Our priests marched high on the sacred days
As they offered up our sons, our daughters
Offered their souls to the gods

The temples of the wizards glow like fire
The sun god tears our tainted hearts away
The slaves that built the sundial are all slain
And the priests they fall beneath their sacred blades

It has been scribed that on the final day
The sun will arise
High above great Tenochtitlan
And Quetzalcoatl will return to claim his throne
Long live the children of the eagles and the sun
They will hear us shout from the mountain
Long live the children of the eagles and the sun

The Spaniards they came and they pillaged
They plundered the land
And when it was over, was over and done
Montezuma lay dead by the wrath of the gods
But by the hands of a man
We followed the ancient rituals
But had forgotten the ancient pride
We surrendered to the legions our cities of gold
And we left our cities of stone, and our temples in the sky
Azteca heard its lords crying
As our peoples met their doom

The temples of the kingdom fall to ruin
The sun god rises up to take his throne
The shadows cross the sundial, strike the hour
And the kingdom falls beneath his fist of stone


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      John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      This is excellent. ...very creative! Voted up


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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx again for those who took time to read this very early piece that I wrote, all the way back in high school it was for me. While studying in my Social Anthropolgy class...reading about the Azteca inspired my young writers mind. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Blake Ford Hall 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Finally a review I am worthy of KL. Loved it.

      Thank you everyone else as well.

      Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago

      yawn. so boring. Always the same, always fucking brilliant, just do something that sucks

      ps-that was not in any way meant in an unlay like fashion

      ya ya you rock, wonder where you could be

      must write about it, sleep well BB

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      dreamreachout 6 years ago

      Blake, wonderfully written verse unfolding one of the great truth of the world!!


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      Richard Francis Fleck 6 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      I enjoyed reading this as we are about to complete the circle

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      kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago

      such a way to describe a pull and strive for what we selfishly have and do want. At who's cost. But too the push is helping another more and more I hope!

      Love the graphics!

      Check this out, bringing it always back to me :D I can post, long story, sooooooooooooooo

      I feel like a poop head ? [yes mature I know!] I never noticed your one year here and whooooooooooo let's celebrate in the rain! Not sure if this makes any sense to you, but is relevant to me

      Anyway I just must open a Happy one year thread, if that's uncomfortable for you, I hope it rains a lot my friend, just the way I roll



      and oh ya great piece, gotta go so it's not 13 months!

      At last, just some friendly advice, never carry an umbrella, having said all that and you knowing what I am talking about, oops