ISHTAR OF THE GATE a Poem

Ishtar of the Gate

I am Ishtar of the Gate
Venus, morning and evening star
Queen of Heaven on my way to the East
Shedding seven garments I descend into Hell
Ascending I put them on again
and rise to my throne

I am Mary, mother of God
My star rises over Bethlehem in the East
Suffering Seven Sorrows I descend into Hell
Elevated by Seven Joys I ascend to my coronation
Queen of Heaven, in wisdom I reared the son
With my breast I sustained him

Eternal opener of the ways am I
No man cometh to the Father except by the Son
Neither to the Son except by the Mother
Follow me to the King of Kings


“Hey Mitch, what’s this poetry thing all about?” I want to collaborate with Blue Öyster Cult and I’m hoping the Öyster Boys will think this would make a good lyric.

Did you know I wrote a paranormal/mystery/romance book inspired by Blue Öyster Cult’s lyrical themes?  Click here to download it here for free!

The cover to my book “Chatters on the Tide” inspired by the music of Blue Öyster Cult

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