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Achilles

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Achilles

This is about Achilles who is told that he can choose to either be immortal or kill Hector and 
avenge the death of his cousin, but then be killed like a mortal.Achilles chooses to avenge 
the death of his cousin and sacrifices his immortality for the same.




I am immortal, the Gods tell me,
My immortality is my fate's Gift to me.
Hector, the Prince of Troy, is a hero-
Strong, wise and just,
But he killed my friend 
And to  honour his friendship,
Avenge, I must.

Its our decisions that make our future,
And our beliefs that make us great.
Fate, the Temptress shall never be my master,
I do not believe in fate.

Our friends... they live in our hearts,
For them I will let my world fall apart.
Life 'is' nothing without those I love...
Let Death be my answer from Gods above.
If I kill Hector, Death will soon find me, 
And to return to dust, will my fate be...
But immortal would be our friendship,
Though short , our lives may be.

Life is all about love
And to love and be loved is the only honour I seek.
I stand alone in the darkness
Trapped in an unpredictable world...
I am a legend,
Because I choose to live by my code,
To cherish my moments and memories,
To protect, honour and fight for those whom I love.
I live by my will and my strength,
And by the grace of the Gods above.

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  1. Date: 9/2/2009 5:35:00 PM
    Death is an easy fate to find, it's harder and more noble to live and strive to grow. Light & Love..I enjoy mythogolgy tremendously! You might like Wounded Aphodite..and Martial Acts..please enter my dialect contest so we can hear the lovely song of your language.