Week 7 prompt – Fire, Volcanic, Hearth Gods or Spirits
[For Hephaistos, whose works are many, and glorious.]
They looked at You, O Lord, and saw only weakness in the
Hobbled leg that was Your curse, and Your greatest gift.
Ever have the Gods loved beauty, and what could be so
Foreign to that concept than the limp that You so
Onerously carry Your pride upon. They did not know what
Rugged strength it had supplied You, for the challenge was
Grasped in the true knowing of Oneself. Through
Each and every step, You experience the
Bond between mortal and Divine, that which illuminates
Our similarities over our dissimilarities. And for this You are
Renowned among men, whose hands build devices of pure elegance,
Nurturing the spirit of life lived fully, even as others look on, askance.