outsiders, a creation myth

By wirrow

a little creation myth idea i had about outsiders



somewhere, there are shapes

being forged by angels in the night

shapes that once lit up the dark

brought unknown things to light.


but shapes require constant change

so that their light may shine,

and as the angels were unable 

to dream up new designs


the old familiar shapes

one by one began to fade.

with all but one lone circle 

left heavenly displayed,


the angels crafted new beings

inside this final sphere

to trace the paths and routes they'd take

for new shapes to appear.


but these insiders did not perform

as angels had predicted

although endowed with free will

to travel unrestricted


they dutifully walked the lines

that were set out before them

never altering their course

or seeking to explore them.


their experiment had failed

it seemed, but not yet too dismayed

the angels hatched a plan for

a new species to be made.


born outside the sphere

this time, a handful were designed

and placed inside to shake things up

as kings leading the blind!


taking insiders by hand,

their wonderment prevailed

the outsiders burst through the lines

and new paths were unveiled.


kaleidoscopic patterns formed

unchartered and unmapped

shower'd the angels with new light

as darkness came unwrapped.


the angels' venture a success,

and needing no more of this chore

they fled to newly lit up lands

and cosmos to explore.


but what of this lone sphere

now left alone in space,

and outsiders still longing 

to inspire shapes at pace?


the insiders began to tire

of conjuring new scenes

and settled back into the comfort

of their old routines.


but the sphere grew ever dimmer,

a straight and insulated world.

the insiders had forgotten

how new patterns were unfurled.


as time went by the outsiders

found they were cast aside

and thought of as insane beings

by those on the inside.


they roam now scattered and alone

but still intoxicated

with the urge to transform static structures,

just as they were fated.


if this should sound like you

my friend, know that you're not alone.

go forth and find other explorers

of the vast unknown,


and hurl yourselves as one

into this aquiescent sphere 

as shapes and fractals spiral out

new patterns will appear.


outsiders, a creation myth

Created: Oct 11, 2012


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