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An epic Woman

An Epic Woman  

Woman tell me your thoughts
Shall I be the fool and you the teacher?
Am I your Adonis, or do you see a toad.
Chivalry demands that I am your knight without reward,
For my kin is that of Beowulf and Lancelot,
Dragon slayers, so command me.

I am woman I need no gesture, for wisdom lies in,
Raindrops hung out to dry on silken cobwebs.
And in the beggar who is happy, while his king sleeps in fear
For my kin, blessed me with a rare beauty,
For my reflection rivals that of the queen Of Sheba
My thoughts entwined with the warrior queen Boudicea, 
My tenderness lies in queen Amyitis and her Hanging gardens of Babylon
My passion is that of Cleopatra for Mark Anthony,
And my faith equals that of Mary

So beware young Jason, speak from the heart, 
Or you will summon queen Kriemhides in me,
For she killed Attila the Hun for less,
This Woman will send you to phineas
A slave for the harpies, if you lie,

My lady, I have slain the sirens with Lyre music,
For my love for you was greater,
Alexander wept when there were no more worlds to conquer
Achilles killed Hector for Helen,
And King Leonidas defeated the Persian Empire
One glance from you and their deeds fade into oblivion,
Medea the Sorcerer, My mother,
Gave birth to me, for this moment.
Woman take my hand and show me your love

Jason of Argo, look into my eyes
For I see the soul of a man
Your shield is heavy to stop you running away.
Your Hero Achilles was slain by a true suitor Paris,
His love for Helen, was true.
You deceive all women.
Your Friend the Goddess Hera
Was killed by you,
It is my enslavement you seek, not love.

I send you to the Eighth Circle for Eternity to be whipped by Devils. For the Harpies deserve better.
And Remember, these words
The Wisdom of King Arthur,
When a Woman you seek, be honest at all times,
 No matter what the cost. 
And defend her faith, her home,
And her country with your life.
For these are the Thoughts of all Women.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 1/6/2012 5:25:00 AM
Rally nice. i love this poem. very much.
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Date: 11/26/2011 8:30:00 AM
Hi Steven, just reading again; all those fascinating ancient queens bring this to life. Need to keep in touch and I love the picture you posted. So nice we can put a face to all the lovely comments! Luv, Lizzie
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Date: 11/17/2011 6:16:00 PM
Makes me want to re - read Edith Hamilton's book on mythology. Stimulating words. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish
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Date: 9/14/2011 9:03:00 AM
No doubt another mastefully written piece, Steven. I have not the knowlege or benefit of all the literature and history you present here but I know what I like and recognize what to me is good literature and this is certainly that. Well done! (by the way Elizabeth Wesley has just posted a poem entitled Rachael's Tears you may wish to read that I believe is excellent.)
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Date: 9/11/2011 8:27:00 PM
Liked the Classical references in this ode. Also the medieval aspects. I have been a member of the Tolkien Society of America for many years so I take an interest in such matters. I am glad you liked my poem - what is a "twitcher"? Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish
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Date: 9/10/2011 4:41:00 AM
wow...this is really great Steven...a great piece...smiles...chiquita
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Date: 9/9/2011 6:06:00 PM
You bring all these ancients to life! Women are so complicated I don't understand myself. Wonder if anyone else feels this way. Enjoyed your insight into this tricky problem.
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Date: 9/6/2011 5:23:00 PM
one noteworthy poem on woman steven.. interesting references.. as well.. nicely penned luv..
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Date: 9/6/2011 4:13:00 PM
aren't we fascinating, steven?? from prairie maidens, gypies to goddesses, we reule! * wink* all-time hit! :) huggs, nette
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Date: 9/6/2011 11:53:00 AM
Good day Steven, crazy to know how deep we women truly are. My thoughts go beyond epic worlds and battles. Great poem, thank you for sharing,..Linda
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Date: 9/6/2011 8:30:00 AM
deep is alot for one to bear..... Well done epic write!!
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