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The ballad of Prometheus

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The ballad of Prometheus

Prometheus.

Zeus, the king of all the Gods
He called his Gods together
And handed out their jobs to them
He found two gods real clever
And so he gave them both the job
Of making living creatures
For they were both good with their hands
It was their greatest feature

While Epimetheus made the animals
His brother was more, clever
He created man, just like the gods
The greatest invention ever
He took the soil, and mud did he
And man he did create
But when it came to a gift for man
Prometheus did hesitate.

So he went up to the fiery sun
Of fire he stole a sliver
He knew that what he’d done was wrong
It made him kind of quiver
And Zeus couldn’t be fooled for long
When he learned what the god had done
Oh, he was angry, he was mad
And kindness he had none.

He tied Prometheus to a cliff
Then sent the eagles down
To peck his body day and night
This made Prometheus frown
Immortal he was born, this god
So the pain could never end
Hopelessness tore his heart apart
For he knew it could not mend.


1 February 2014 @ 1140hrs.


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  1. Date: 4/19/2014 10:47:00 AM

    Hi Peter, sorry to here you were In the hospital my friend. Hope you will be fully bacvk to yourself soon. I always Loved the old myths of Greece. This Is an excellent piece my friend. It shows you know the story well. Your words sing out the tale. Yes, there Is a meaning In this story. Zeus was a hard father, quick to anger It seems, but not always. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 4/19/2014 4:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Michael the trouble with Greek Mythology is that the stories all seem to differ in some way. I appreciate your comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 2/8/2014 8:18:00 AM

    beautifully penned piece peter dear friend

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 2/8/2014 5:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much liam. I truly appreciate your comments....peter