The Charge of the Dark God
through Christopher Hatton
Listen to the words of the Dark God, who was of old called
Lakchos, Donn, Anubis, Hades, Setesh, Hoder, and by many
I am the shadow in the bright day, I am the reminder of
mortality at the height of living.
I am the never ending veil
of Night where the Star Goddess dances.
I am the Death that must be so that Life may continue,
for behold, Life is immortal because the living must die.
I am the strength that protects, that limits; I am the power
that says No, and NO further, and That Is Enough. I am the
things that cannot be spoken of, and I am the laughter at
the edge of Death.
Come with me into the warm enfolding dark; feel my
caresses in the hands, in the mouth, in the body of one you
love, and be transformed.
Gather in the moonless night and speak in unknown tongues;
the Dark Mother and I will listen. Sing to us and cry out,
and the Power will be yours to wield.
Blow me a kiss when the sky is dark, and I will smile, but no kiss
return, for my kiss is the final one for all mortal flesh.