On the side of the coffin of Inpuhotep
Are painted a pair of magical eyes,
The eyes of the sky god, Horus.
Inside the swaddled mummy sideways lies
Gazing eastwards through those eyes
To see each dawn the sun god rise
Born in the morning of the womb of Nut
To sail the sky in the Boat of Ra,
the Barque of Millions of Years.
Above the painted eyes in hieroglyphs
It tells of the offering of the King
To the green-faced god of the netherworld,
Great god, Osiris, Lord of Djedu, and Abydos,
A thousand loaves, a thousand beers,
Roasted ox and fattened fowl, all things
Good and all things pure, clean linen,
Alabaster given in the name
I thought it was about time that I changed the poem on my journal so here is a new one.
Relax, Enjoy, Be Merry!
If I were given the choice, I would
get rid of ‘ought’ and ‘must’ and ‘should’.
Such words would go in the rubbish bin
along with ‘guilt’ and ‘blame’ and ‘sin’.
We only need to love each other
and treat our neighbour as our brother.
All other ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ don’t matter;
they’re just a lot of idle chatter.
We’ve only one life as far as we know,
so let’s enjoy it before we go.