Gregory Allen Uhan

Rookie - 0 Points (December 24,1987 / Warren, Michigan)

All Apologies To Athene - Poem by Gregory Allen Uhan

I'm so sorry dear Athene
lighting guiding
gentle musing queen
for my youth is rude
past acts oft've been obscene
my apologies for all I said I did not mean

Oh wait! do not leave Athene!
For I never meant to break Hermes' playful wings
locked in the tangled strangle hold
throws of emotive word wrestling

I do apologize oh Dear Athene
for all the dissonance I disgorged
in Orpheus's pure Pierian Spring
all the holes poked in Melpomene's self esteem
I never meant to make Thalia cry
It was wrong of me to so wantonly feed
my self destructive side
I need your love please
Oh Athene wait don't go!
send back to me my fair sweet Erato!

Oh Athene
although I tease Sapho
and quite a lot
henceforth
I give my solemn word to stop

The gift of beauty you've granted me
every stanza every verse
line and syllable of my poetry
forever grateful shall I be
I never dare take your voice for granted

I have a life long habit toying with human sensibility
as a child twas you whom sensed this in me
my authentic American egodacity!
Athene, you keep me humble
impel me forward making sure I stay strong
illuminating all I write
never judging editing or censoring
when what I write is wrong

Oh Athenaeum! Athenaeum!
Athenaeum established eternal upon the earth!
Glorious Age of Athenaeum!
Renaissance Awakening and Rebirth!


Poet's Notes about The Poem

written as an immediate follow to 'Empty Pockets Full of Poesy'

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 18, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 8, 2012


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