Egad, ye gods!

Greek pantheon
are myths to us,
such terrible fuss!
Poor Persephone:
“who cares for me?”
Captured, raped
by Uncle Hades,
a devilish beast;
manipulated by
silly Mother Ceres,
who would starve
humanity by neglect;
and banished yearly
by Father Zeus, who
had engaged his own
sister in prideful lust.
What incestuous mess!

These are no “gods”
but humanized idols
on selfish agendas,
oblivious to damage.
We humans, created
to worship, have
throughout history
fashioned odd gods
in our own image;
futile attempts to
control triune, to
keep wholly “other”
in manageable box.
The Holy One, great
“I Am” laughs at our
delusional myths from
throne in pure flame.

Linking to dVerse poets pub where we consider the Greek myth of Persephone…

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ingrid
    Aug 06, 2021 @ 03:27:35

    ‘What an incestuous mess’ – my sentiments exactly!


  2. sanaarizvi
    Aug 05, 2021 @ 13:11:18

    I love this- such a powerful depiction of the atrocities in mythological tales. 💝💝


  3. Beverly Crawford
    Aug 04, 2021 @ 16:57:43

    I fail to understand the purpose or longevity of the Greek myths. Seems to me Persephone’s story likely originated in a wet dream by a sex starved Greek….and that thought and a nickel will get you nowhere!!! lol


  4. artsandletters9
    Aug 04, 2021 @ 12:18:18

    In one way or another humans are tempted by idols, making life more superficial and less meaningful. Thanks for that well expressed, lyrical version of the difficulty. It hits the mark squarely.


  5. Lucy
    Aug 04, 2021 @ 11:58:58

    Love how you delved into the prompt, it’s so much to take in and this piece really shows the monstrosity of these gods. Nicely written, Lynn.


  6. msjadeli
    Aug 04, 2021 @ 11:39:34

    I really like your take on this, Lynn. Fashioning gods in our image is exactly what it is in order to get what we want. I also agree that the real divine creative spirit has nothing to do with those graven images.


  7. Frank Hubeny
    Aug 04, 2021 @ 11:32:39

    Those gods are delusional myths. Probably only Gaia, “mother earth”, from those Greek myths survives today as something one might hear, but it doesn’t exist either.


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