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Ode to Troy

Your buildings were burned,
Your walls they were torn,
And just like that Priam's Kingdom was no more.

Your damnation was brought on by the lusts of a young man
named Paris,
For a young woman named Helan who was declared the fairest.
This is what brought to your land the Achaeans other wise known as the 
Greeks,
Their soldiers,slaves, and their king,
To destory the trojans is what they did seek.

For ten long years there was blood,sweat and so many tears.
With no relief or gains,
Just more deaths and battle pains.
Untill Achilles and his shield,
Killed your bravest son Hector on the field.

The gods themselves were divided,
Ones on each side fighting,
All this for one young couples desire's

And so your buildings they were burned,
Your walls they were torn,
And the life of Priam and his kingdom and sons were no more,
destroyed they were,
All for one girl.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 7/12/2014 10:11:00 PM
Dear Ettie: Lovely read. "For Troy must burn For sad returns As Helen found Just what went round!" Keep writing. Leon
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Ettie Christian-Bowling
Date: 7/15/2014 11:04:00 AM
Well Thank you Leon:)-Love Ettie
Date: 7/12/2014 12:37:00 PM
i have some Greek friends so I hear about this - I have also read Homer and Plato - obviously you have too. Nice work here and I hope you and yours are happy and well. Peace and Love Matthew Anish
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Ettie Christian-Bowling
Date: 7/12/2014 2:58:00 PM
Yes I have thx for the comment darling :)-Love Ettie
Date: 7/11/2014 8:39:00 PM
Destroyed they were, all for the spirit of Love Ettie. Kings, Soldiers, Merchants, Towns People, experiencing the consequence of Love's ravenous and unavoidable need to be manifest in Power, Wealth, Companionship, the Arts, Survival, Conquest. Some scholars contend that the Roman Empire, along with some significant Eoro Bloodlines were established by the Trojan survivors of Troy. Ever wonder why the Capital of France is called Paris...great light and lessonin this poem Ettie...J.A.B.
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Ettie Christian-Bowling
Date: 7/15/2014 11:06:00 AM
Yes i agree it was all in the name of Love but was it worth it?Thank you for the feedback:)-Love Ettie
Date: 7/11/2014 5:42:00 PM
Beautifully written (epic!)! This ode was awesome - it was all for that gurl! Haha (= I find that silly! ~ I loved this write of yours. Pen on, dear cool poet. -DWB (favorited and rating = 7)
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Ettie Christian-Bowling
Date: 7/12/2014 2:48:00 PM
Awe thank you David I'll try to soup mail you back as soon as I can:)-Love Ettie