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Troy, The Defeat, Odysseus Punishment

Troy, The Defeat, Odysseus Punishment Apollo, the archer-god, was quite unfair Slew Eurytus for a vain archery boast Mortal lives he had so very little care Sending Greek ships sailing to the coast Helen of Sparta, beauty beyond compare face that launched a thousand ships She of perfect face , body and hair Paris stole this prize on his epic trip Mighty hosts of epic fame and renown sailed away to retrieve this treasure Oaths given to hunt Troy's Paris down Sacking the great city for good measure Tens years of battles history so records Heroes of brave deeds, tales now told Great warriors , sworn to mighty Lords Fought in the style of the swords of old War was long and death was so redundant Odysseus, devised a very cunning deceit Pray upon Troy's hopes so very abundant Victory, the sailing away of Greek fleet A gift of a horse statue left on shore Warriors hidden within its outer shell Planned surprise attack just once more Sack Troy sending its warriors to hell Such a success was this devious plan Troy fell to its most relentless foes Death harvested wrath upon every man Brought Odysseus trials the story goes Odysseus warrior of Troy's epic defeat Master of the great bow of Eurytus fame Destroyer of Troy by such cunning deceit Slayer sailed away, Troy in all in flame Robert J. Lindley , 08-31-2014 note: Eurytus' grandfather was Apollo, the archer-god, and was also a famed archer. Eurytus has been noted by some as the one who taught Heracles the art of archery. According to Homer, Eurytus became so proud of his archery skills that he challenged Apollo. The god killed Eurytus for his presumption, and Eurytus' bow was passed to Iphitus, who later gave the bow to his friend Odysseus. It was this bow that Odysseus used to kill the suitors who had wanted to take his wife, Penelope.

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Date: 9/2/2014 12:38:00 AM
Super-awesome story Robert. Rated 7... Verlena
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Robert Lindley
Date: 9/2/2014 10:02:00 AM
Thanks Verlena. I am honored by that my friend..
Date: 9/1/2014 11:36:00 PM
You went old school with this one. I love this kind of story telling.
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Date: 9/2/2014 10:02:00 AM
Thanks Richard. I wrote a poem on it back in the 70's that was well over 20 four line stanzas but could not find it in my remaining poems I have. It must have been one of those that the ex-wife burned.
Date: 8/31/2014 9:16:00 PM
Thanks Eileen, I too love history, classics and especially great battles, generals and heroes. The story of Troy's destruction has fascinated the world for thousands of years and it did me very much so as a young teenager reading about it..
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Date: 8/31/2014 8:47:00 PM
I LOVE HISTORY...AND YOU PUT IT IN POETRY FORM??? Sizzling! Loved how this is so well researched. Oh...and all this for the love of a woman! Oh to be that kind of woman! Lovely read.
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