© G.V. 09-25-2013, All Rights ReservedAnapestic Definition[adj] (of a metric foot) characterized by two short syllables followed by a long oneA three syllable foot made of two unstressed syllables followed by one stressed syllableSpecial thanks offered to Reason A. Poteet for the inspiration.
Diomedes attacks and the Trojans recurve
black his panoply's crest, undulates on his gear
where the less brave of foes will disorderly swerve
by Athena he's blessed and she ushers his spear.
Does his bravery dare to confront mighty Gods
and acclaim his immortal Olympian soul?
On victorious fights, he bestowed high awards
'tis the ultimate scope and the hero's first goal.
Aphrodite and Ares, he injured in vain
thus was driven away from his Dorian realm
on Italian dry land, and established new reign
the Argive, level-headed, will strengthen his helm.
© G.V. 09-25-2013
(Inspired by a Reason A. Poteet Anapestic work. )