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Mythology of Fire

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Mythology of Fire

In the beginning thus Prometheus who loved mankind
Stealing fire from the Gods of Mt Olympus 
Then to Earth he did resign
Man marveled at fire’s glowing light
Finding comfort from its warmth at night
Rocks which surrounded the campfire pit
Melted their metals into the ashy spit
Man’s observant brilliant idea dawned
A forge a hammer a chisel and a spear
Once ferocious King of the beast who roared death
 Learned to tremble with fear
Bellows of goat skins did man blow across the red hot coals 
The white hot warmth thus saturated the metal into hammer and fold 
Pound the copper beat the tin-
So man did master the fire therein
Shields and weapons- tools and blades 
Due the love of Prometheus made friend
We the man did gratefully accept
To Prometheus we are in his debt
And for his trouble did Zeus make plain
To steal from a God is unforgivable and disdain

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  1. Date: 2/7/2013 1:41:00 PM
    I just love mythology and you have written a wonderful story here! Thanks for sharing it here. :) Tanya

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 11:12:00 AM
    Mark, long time since I've visited your poems now. - I am glad that I chose yours today - thank you for this little "story" / poem, I like it! - Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:50:00 PM
    I enjoyed this story a lot. Thanks for the good lesson in Mythology.

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 1:14:00 PM
    Love this write Mark I enjoy writing them and reading them and this is so good xx

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 9:34:00 AM
    Wow !! Love this poem and the history lesson. It read so easily down the page and I couldn't stop once I started. To me a sign of good writing and keeping the readers interest. I like how it built up in suspense too. Much enjoyed the read. Will look at more.

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    Date: 2/5/2013 12:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Debra, You are such a precious jewel in reading and remarking about my poetry today. I do appreciate you for all that you do. Thanks- you've made my day!