i shall take everything away
from the bystanders and witnesses
who saw a god turned into a bull
and another into a stallion;
them who boldly turned a blind eye
on that midnight sacrilege,
pick a god—pray
for i will leave naught behind
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In response to dVerse’s Quadrille: BOLD-ly Go hosted by De Jackson, aka WhimsyGizmo, who asks us to use some form of the word BOLD and incorporate it in a 44-word poem.
Lately, my curiosities led me to delve into the life of Demeter—particularly her divine lovers. Zeus, the king of the gods, violated her in the form of a bull. Poseidon, the god of the sea, raped her in the form of a stallion. While I know incest is at the center of Greek mythology, here’s my “other side” of the story. Demeter, in her full wrath, decides to exact revenge.
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January 11, 2023 at 3:36 am
Maria, this poem is so full of power!
January 11, 2023 at 4:16 am
Some Gods can really be frightening… there is nothing worse than such wrath.
January 11, 2023 at 5:49 am
Wow. This went dark, and deep. Well done.
January 11, 2023 at 6:06 pm
Powerful, dark and BOLD poetry.
January 13, 2023 at 9:40 am
I like where you took the myth. There’s no reason we can’t rewrite them, as times change.