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Hera and Hephaistos

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Hera and Hephaistos

.Hera and Hephaistos.

Zeus and hera, King and Queen
Over all the Gods that ruled
In a fit of passion, one fine day
Made child, yet life was cruel
Hephaistos was an ugly child
All twisted out of shape
He walked just like a drunken man
Fun of him they‘d make.

The Goddess Hera felt a shame
In having such a child
She looked at all his ugliness
Her mind going all wild
She threw him from the mountain top
Into the deep blue sea
Yet Thetis took him down with her
For nine years there was he.

A gifted one he did become
A craftsman of renown
Forging artefacts of beauty
For the sea nymphs there to own
His anger at his Mother Hera
Was understandable
So he did work out his revenge
His plan was very cool.

He made a golden throne of beauty
And sent it to the Goddess
Who loved it, so did sit upon it
Yet though she tried her best
She could not get up from that throne
As it gripped her tightly there
She looked for someone to release her
Couldn’t find one anywhere.

They sought Hephaistros everywhere
To free his Goddess mother
And when they caught him he refused
He looked at one, the other
And told them I want Aphrodite
To be my blessed bride
Then peace made with his Goddess mother
One day he took her side.

This day when Zeus was beating her
His mother Goddess Hera
Hephaistros at his own peril
He did stick up for her
Zeus, he seized him by the foot 
And flung him from the heavens
Yet soon the two made peace again
And then peace it did reign.

The moral of this story folk
Is to tell you with respect
That your children are not there
Your glory to reflect
A child must seek his own glory
Not try to live for you
So listen to this story folk
And hear it’s wisdom true.

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  1. Date: 8/30/2013 2:37:00 PM
    This is well done ! I love your last paragraph ~~it has amazing truth.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/30/2013 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Yvette, much appreciated...Peter
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 8:44:00 PM
    A very impressive poem of the Gods with a human moral to the story. I really like the way you fit this into the realm of the Gods. Brilliant :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/20/2013 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very much Karen, I appreciate your comments Peter