Chronarchy (chronarchy) wrote,
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A new prayer: for obtaining an interviewed-for job

Last weekend, my parents met Maggie's parents for the first time.

Huh, that looks like it might almost be important. You know, like serious and stuff. And I don't want to give it short shrift, but by the same token, something far more important is going on in my life right now. And, of course, that something is a prayer.

I've been working on this prayer for obtaining a new job. While I'm unhappy with the meter, the format, and a bunch of other things, I really enjoy the sentiment:

Obtaining a Job Interviewed For

When Lugh came to the gate, he was challenged:
 "What art do you practice, what skill do you bring?"
Said Lugh, "A wright am I, a fixer of wheels."
 "A fixer of wheels we have, we need you not."

Said Lugh, "A smith am I, a worker of steel."
 "A worker of steel we have, we need you not."
Said Lugh, "A warrior am I, a champion famed."
 "A champion famed we have, we need you not."

Said Lugh, "A harper am I, a singer of tunes."
 "A singer of tunes we have, we need you not."
Said Lugh, "A hero am I, a man of great might."
 "A man of great might we have, we need you not."

Said Lugh, "A wizard am I, a sorcerous man."
 "A sorcerer we have, we need you not."
Said Lugh, "A leech am I, a knower of herbs."
 "A knower of herbs we have, we need you not."

Said Lugh, "A bearer am I, who carries the cup."
 "A cup bearer we have, we need you not."
Said Lugh, "A brazier I am, a worker of brass."
 "A worker of brass we have, we need you not."

Said Lugh, "Is there one who knows every art you need,
 One who is ideally fit for all things you want?"
Said the gatekeeper, "A man like that we have not,"
 And he heralded Lugh to the king, and brought him inside.

Lugh of the long arm, many skilled and deeply talented,
 Who interviewed at the door, and was granted the king's seat:
I raise my voice in praise to you and seek your favour.

 Let it be known that none other can do what I can.
 Let it be known that none other fits in this place.
 Let it be known that none other has all my skills.
 Let it be known that none other they have interviewed
   is better able to do all the tasks that are required.

Lugh, shining god with the long arm,
 This I pray to you.
Tags: deities, family, hotties, prayers, work
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