Hymn to the Heaven

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Our world was new then, when the demons battled the men for their kingdom and then, a young musician showed everyone his might...

Notes:
1. Aulos is an ancient musical instrument, similar to a flute, but generally had more than one pipes
2. Heliodoron, Ovidas and Mayareev are all fictitious characters evolving from my mind.
3, There is a belief in Hindu religion and mythology says that, if a person subjects himself to abstinence and dedicatedly prays to Hindu Gods like Shiva, or Vishnu or any other God, he can please the God and wish for a boon, irrespective of his past deeds or whether he is a demon or not.

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Submitted: August 08, 2010

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Hymn to the Heaven

Genesis was new born from nothingness, this planet was ruled by God Kings
Heliodoron was gifted to be the mightiest, he was the creation of the Goddess of Springs
Villains and demons feared of him, he had the strength to vanquish them all
With the Sunshine Temple to bestow power, they knew his kingdom could never fall

Only portal to heaven for the soul, it was the source of strength and hope
Reflected the Sun's rays on the King and his warriors, left no hardships for them to cope
Virtuoso of aulos was young Ovidas, keeper of the temple, he was an orphan boy
Though a foundling, he was loved by all, to the poor and the King he was the giver of joy

With seven aulos held to his lips, he rendered the music of such holy divine
Which bloomed lilies in rocks and deserts, and transformed puddles into pools of wine
Mothers brought their children to him, listening to his prayers they fell asleep
Birds sang to the tune of his melody, shepherds didn't have to guide the charmed sheep

Invidious of the thriving kingdom was Mayareev, a powerful demon from the hell
He forced himself to severest of austerities, and ate only handful of ashes to stay well
Pleased by the chastity of his devotee, the merciful God offered him one boon
The treacherous Mayareev wished for a war ship, acquiring a flying one, as big as the moon

Aslava the airship, was like a dragon, it could not be harmed by any King or God
It could shower unending balls of fire, and it had the tenacity to carry all the demon's squad
Mayareev assembled the evils of the entire planet, and strengthened the dragon ship
He followed the actions of Heliodoron, and waited with his army in the shadows of the deep

Oblivious of these happenings, Heliodoron had chosen to visit his sister and niece
To a far away land he had gone, leaving his kingdom in the safety of the guardians of peace
The Eagle, the Serpent, the Thunder and the Fire, they were paladins at four gates
To the heaven, hell, and the night and the day, they repelled the dangers and decided the fates

Encouraged by the absence of Heliodoron, Mayareev flew Aslava to the Kingdom
Darkness shadowed whole of the King's land, putting fear in hearts and seizing all its wisdom
Began a battle between the demons and the king's warriors, so bloody and fierce
It turned the land into a vast necropolis, but the ship Aslava, no one was able to pierce

With the Sunshine temple engulfed in darkness, all the warriors had become weak
Heeding this, the four heroes attacked the airship, but soon noticed their chances were bleak
Eagle's strength couldn't shake the ship, the Serpent tried but could not swallow it
Thunder struck many times but to no help, Fire burned it all but didn't hurt the ship a bit

Enervated army had lost all its hope, while the demons in strength and daring grew
Suddenly a sound of music enveloped them all, a suffering of sorrow within everyone it drew
Ovidas was playing his aulos, his expressions showing only sadness and grief
The sound which was heard was like never before, a requiem that never brought any belief

The crescendo began with tears rolling down his face, with it all of the land shook
The walls of the city began to fall, the men and the demons, all had the same horrifying look
The dark clouds began to pour blood, the gardens and flowers turned into dead
The heroes and the men prayed him to stop, while the animals and children ran for a shed

Frightened by the phenomenon, Mayareev showered fire bombs onto the youth
The otherworldly boy was ablaze with fire, but nothing could stop that one sound of truth
It quaked the endless earth with cracks, and violently upset the unending skies
Aslava the dragon ship began to quaver, the skies were filled with the demons' dying cries

Mayareev fell down the ship, burst into flames, and was swallowed by the earth
Aslava melted down with his master dead, but nowhere could be seen even a hope of mirth
The prodigy from the temple was burned to death, the world was drowned in mourning
His soul had entered Sunshine temple's portal, leaving behind his pipe for the new morning

alt

- Harshal


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