Mythological Poems

Echo

Echo

Never to speak your words again (again, again, again...)Punished for transgressions of Hera's man (man, man, man...)So cruel is the heaven's queen (queen, queen, queen...)jealous wife sure can be mean (mean, mean, mean...) Poor Echo sentenced without jury (jury, jury,...

Cassandra

Cassandra

Oh, how strongly I am missingThose simpler times when everybody would have listenedOh, how tired am IOf being ignored when the end is nighOh, how much did I payFor choosing chastity over Apollo's dark raysOh, how much will I sufferFrom those evil hands that will treat...

The Sirens

The Sirens

Ho, ho, hey sailor, quickly turn your boatCome, come, come closer, so you can our hand holdYo, yo, love's waiting for you dearGo, go, go forward or we will disappearRow, row, row your boat, we want to take you homeDon't, don't, don't leave us, or our heart will turn...

Deianira

Deianira

What have I done...I curse thee, Nessus, for your evil wits!Your wicked whispers deprived me of my SunHis soul departed from the pyre Philoctetes litAnd I am the assassin that is to blame I cannot live with this burden of my murder!My body will soon, too, be engulfed...

Arachne

Arachne

Weave and weave and weaveYou shall never leave We can start! here, behold my artistry!Isn't that a beautiful tapestry?Oh, I love me a captive audience!Won't you agree that Athena never stood a chance?Well? Don't you think?Okay, okay, enough dilly-dallying! Final...

Andromeda

Andromeda

Shhh. Can you hear it?People are cheering for my sacrificeWell, okay, so be itI absolve my parents of the upcoming filicide Gods cursed me with my looksThey cursed my mother with sinful prideIgnoring punishment for hubris described in booksShe sentenced me to die My...

Medusa

Medusa

Sssstranded and ssssufferingI wassss ssssentenced for your ssssinSssseen assss a sssslut by the goddesssss I wassss sssservingIt'ssss ssssad how different my life could have been Asssssaulted priesssstessssIt wassss not my choicccceYou defiled the ssssanctum of my...

Pasiphaë

Pasiphaë

I desired you Eros had stricken my heart I was mad with lust for you Every inch of my being, every part   Some say I became mad That gods deprived me of sanity But how can love be so bad I accept no judgement from humanity   When I first saw you My womb...

Waiting Penelope

Waiting Penelope

Where are you? I heard stories that you departed... What did you do? There's no way you got outsmarted Did you forget I am awaiting your arrival? Did you not think our house will be full of rivals? Did you forget you have a son? Why didn't you come when the war was...

Danaë on the sea

Danaë on the sea

Why? Why did you curse me with your lust? You saw a locked up maiden Needed to attain her It was a must   I have been shielded from man by a prophecy Sad and lonely in my cellar Fear makes a prudent jailor No courtesy   You appeared as a rain of gold Raped...

Ariadne’s awakening

Ariadne’s awakening

Betrayed By Theseus left forgotten Afraid Those sweet lies were rotten Miserable Forsook her own kin Vulnerable Eros forced her to sin Discarded Like a worthless soul Brokenhearted Never again to feel whole Suicidal What had she done? No revival And nowhere to run...

Theseus and Minotaur

Theseus and Minotaur

The son of Aegeus, the stories have said Had entered a maze with nothing but a thread He would have been lost in the Cretean halls If not for a gift that was unwrapping on the floor And when he neared the Labyrinth's core And heard a monstrous, petrifying roar He...