Illusions

Tarot Card – The Wheel of Fortune – Rannsama

Tarot Card – The Wheel of Fortune – Rannsama

The Wheel [La Ruota] represents events in our lives that come out of nowhere. Serendipity: ‌A natural capacity for making desirable discoveries by accident.

Key Words of Meaning for the Wheel
Luck – Chance – Change – Destiny – Revolution – Consequence

ILLUSIONS
by j.kiley

Maybe truth doesn’t exist
And control is an illusion
Lies – reality in disguise
Fantasy – view inside our minds
Where real reveals its identity
On how the Wheel revolves
Inside the Universal expanse

Maybe truth doesn’t exist
Minds unable to recognize clarity
From living inside the insanity
We are prisoners of our own transgressions
Words overflowing have lost meaning
Telling stories repetitiously
Correcting reality by changing it
Altering outcomes while evolving

© j.kiley
free verse

“Chance” Riddle Answer

*CHANCE* RIDDLE

A man is walking down the center of the road. No lights. No moon. Dressed all in black. Car drives down the same road. No lights. At the last moment the car swerves and misses the man.

How is this possible?

Anyone who feels they have solved the puzzle or were unable to, leave a message in comment section below. Curious how one came to their conclusions & to the answer or not.

YOU WILL FIND THE ANSWER UNDER THE SHATTERED LIGHT BULB

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The ANSWER to the ‘CHANCE’ RIDDLE is:
IT WAS DAY TIME.

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*”Chance” is a TV Series we watch. Another character asked our protagonist Dr. Chance the Riddle above. I thought it was so clever, but I was unable to figure it out. My partner told me the answer. She is quite clever. With time, maggie-the-cat-paw-print1maybe the answer would have eventually come to me. Don’t feel bad if you didn’t figure it out either. Those who were clever & the answer lit up inside their minds, Congratulations! – Maggie the Cat | Roars & Purrs

Disappointment Is Less Than What I Feel

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I had a complete meltdown on Wednesday. The world felt like it had become alien. All hope had left the room. Left the Universe. If there is a reason this is happening like the election was rigged, not by the Democrats, I feel it was all a set up by the other side in Hell. He worked it out perfectly, except I am not certain he even wanted the responsibility of the 3am wake up calls. But then he may just be entering Hell by winning the electoral vote. He thinks life was rough with his Dad, he now has hit the mother load of being accountable. Many Special Prosecutors need to examine him in minute detail, with every law he has broken. The Sexual Assault cases are a great place to start. Follow those cases by investigating the rip off of students who enrolled in his bogus university & using a loop hole in the tax code to not pay his Federal Income Tax. Meaning he doesn’t support any aspect of the Government of the United States. That includes no money for education, soldiers who put their lives on the line for ours & the World’s Freedom. No help for the infrastructure. Plainly said, he didn’t contribute to the creation of jobs for one single person. And let us not forget about all the people who worked for him, who contracted to be paid for their work & received nothing. He is a miserly Scrooge, with his name losing interest exponentially. He needs to be visited by the Ghosts of Past, Present & Future. I want him to be shocked, if he even has a heart, by what he has done his entire life & what he will continue to do, unless he grows a conscience, in which he is extremely lacking. Is he redeemable? I have a strong feeling that he is not.

The following are some things to think about regarding the potential next President of the US who is not deserving of such a position. Those who voted for him will soon see, I hope for the sake of everyone I am wrong, just who they really voted for. Read the following to see what may lay ahead for him in the poet Dante’s Inferno.

The Doorway to Dante’s Inferno has been opened. Let’s see who falls down somewhere in the 9 Circles of Hell, (I do not necessarily agree with some of the designated placements). It is a poet’s interpretation. The Divine Comedy is an epic poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It includes three parts: Inferno, Purgatory & Paradise. I choose to represent Dante’s Inferno.

INFERNO (The 9 Circles of Hell) follows:

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First Circle (Limbo)

Dante’s First Circle of Hell is resided by virtuous non-Christians and unbaptized pagans who are punished with eternity in an inferior form of Heaven. They live in a castle with seven gates which symbolize the seven virtues. Here, Dante sees many prominent people from classical antiquity such as Homer, Socrates, Aristotle, Cicero, Hippocrates and Julius Caesar.

Second Circle (Lust)

The Second Circle of Hell, find people who were overcome by Lust. They are punished by being blown violently back and forth by strong winds, preventing them from finding peace and rest. Strong winds symbolize the restlessness of a person who is led by desire for fleshly pleasures.

Third Circle (Gluttony)

The Third Circle of Hell, will be found souls of gluttons who are watched over by a worm-monster Cerberus. Sinners in this circle of Hell are punished by being forced to lie in a vile slush that is produced by never ending icy rain. The vile slush symbolizes personal degradation of one who overindulges in food, drink and other worldly pleasures, while the inability to see others lying nearby represents the gluttons’ selfishness and coldness.

Fourth Circle (Greed)

In the Fourth Circle of Hell, the Souls of people who are Punished for Greed. Divided into two groups – those who hoarded possessions and those who lavishly spent. Great weights were used as a weapon, pushing it with their chests, symbolizing their selfish drive for fortune during their lifetime.

Fifth Circle (Anger)

The Fifth Circle of Hell is where the Wrathful and Sullen are punished for their sins. The Wrathful fight each other on the surface of the river Styx and the Sullen are gurgling beneath the surface of the water.

Sixth Circle (Heresy)

When reaching the Sixth Circle of Hell, Heretics are condemned to eternity in flaming tombs.

Seventh Circle (Violence)

The Seventh Circle of Hell is divided into three rings. The Outer Ring houses murderers and others who were violent to other people and property. Many notable historical and mythological figures sank into a river of boiling blood and fire. In the Middle Ring, the poet Dante sees suicides who have been turned into trees and bushes which are fed upon by harpies. But he also sees here profligates, chased and torn to pieces by dogs. In the Inner Ring are blasphemers and (sodomites – this was fucked up thinking), residing in a desert of burning sand and burning rain falling from the sky.

Eight Circle (Fraud)

The Eight Circle of Hell is resided by the fraudulent. This circle of Hell is divided into 10 stony ditches with bridges between them. Dantes finds the following: 1. Panderers and Seducers. 2. Flatterers. 3. Those guilty of simony. 4. Sorcerers and False Prophets. 5. Corrupt Politicians. 6. Hypocrites. 7. Thieves 8. Evil Counselors and advisers. 9. Divisive Individuals. 10. Various Falsifiers Alchemists, Perjurers and Counterfeits.

Ninth Circle (Treachery)

The last Ninth Circle of Hell is divided into 4 Rounds according to the seriousness of the sin though all residents are frozen in an icy lake. Those who committed more severe sin are deeper within the ice. Each of the 4 Rounds is named after an individual who personifies the sin. Round 1 is named after Cain who killed his brother Abel. Round 2 is named after Anthenor of Troy who was Priam’s counselor during the Trojan War. Round 3 is named after Ptolemy (He was appointed governor of the Jericho region of Israel married a daughter of Simon Maccabaeus, military commander of the Maccabees and founder of Israel’s Hasmonean dynasty. Ptolemy held a banquet for his father-in-law Simon & two of Simon’s sons, where he had them killed. maggie-the-cat-paw-print1He then attempted to have Simon’s third son, John, killed also, but failed.) Round 4 is named after Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus with a kiss. Maggie the Cat | Roars & Whispers