Eddie Roa

Rookie - 3 Points (June 22,1942 / Manila. Philippines)

Fallen Gods - Poem by Eddie Roa

Hey! I saw you
I told the breeze as he swooped
And lifted a lady’s skirt
With no one seeing us
But dust and a few scattering leaves
And a hobo amused at such a sport
And with a hiss the breeze
Timorously said, shh…shh

So, Zephyr back off!
You gods have lost your right
To bedevil mortal maidens
Prometheus had lost his fire
Achilles had athlete’s feet
Hercules went limp…aww!
Bacchus just another sot
And Zeus’ thunder went pfft!

The bra burning, hairy, tree huggers are past
Still the quest is to be as equal if not more
Battered, bypassed, patronized, even ignored
The Human Rights commissioner’s
Gavel struck hard at the shameful folly
These Olympians were once amused
The then dreaded divine elite, now
Meek as vestal virgins in the hearth


Comments about Fallen Gods by Eddie Roa

  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (6/12/2009 10:17:00 PM)

    Funny poem-good sense of humor-I wonder WHAT the GODS would say? ...hmmm a ten from me.... (Report)Reply

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  • Krista Churchill (2/1/2009 3:22:00 PM)

    cute.. and made me smile


    Krista
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  • Michael GaleMichael Gale (1/28/2009 9:11:00 PM)

    Great poem with a hint or sprinkle of humor, filling in at all the right places, in the recipe of poetry.

    God bless poets, all-MJG.
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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (1/28/2009 8:30:00 AM)

    A humerous yet sobering pluralistic theology.Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Joscelyn Alderdice (1/26/2009 7:07:00 PM)

    I enjoyed reading this poem. It is well written and with a funny side lighter to read, but their is a truth to it which makes it even more worth reading. (Report)Reply

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  • Autumn Stoddard (1/22/2009 9:52:00 PM)

    I enjoyed how you included the old gods, and added a bit of humor. I also liked the vocabulary used in this poem. This was a refreshing poem, well done. (Report)Reply

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  • Jessica Goudreault (1/22/2009 10:28:00 AM)

    Haha I liked it. Chick power! (Report)Reply

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  • Eddie Roa (1/22/2009 5:37:00 AM)

    Ted,
    They will have to make me an honorary woman to make the appointment unassailable. Naah, I would have problems with my wife, daughter, son and ther rest of the macho members of the clan. By the way, would you know the compensation for the presidency of NOW? I guess being honorary it will just be an honoraria.
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  • Ted Sheridan (1/22/2009 5:20:00 AM)

    I think that you should run for president of the National Organization of Women. If they won't allow it then sue them for discrimination because you sure defend their rights with this one. Thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Naseer Ahmed NasirNaseer Ahmed Nasir (1/22/2009 2:38:00 AM)

    Well Eddie, I don't think that the poem is hilarious or just written for fun. Its highly meaningful and tells the story of the women humiliated by the elite Gods and then come the human right commissions and violations, the mythical characters of today's modern world. Great use of imagery in first stanza, mythology in second and modern sensibility in last stanza but the poem still remains homogeneous. This is an artful write indeed..........10/10.
    Regards
    Naseer
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  • Fiona Davidson (1/22/2009 2:36:00 AM)

    Nice write Eddie...excellent funny way to look at it....thank you Fi (Report)Reply

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  • Naidz Ladia (1/21/2009 11:35:00 PM)

    waitttttttttttttttt...are u talking bout girls? ...aha......
    .UR SUCH AN INCURABLE ROMANTIC ED...HEHEHHEHEHEH
    naizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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  • Rivers' Baby Gurl ;) (1/21/2009 11:25:00 PM)

    very nice job! ! ! i love it (Report)Reply

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  • Sulaiman Mohd YusofSulaiman Mohd Yusof (1/21/2009 10:42:00 PM)

    Greek myths creeping in your hilarious modern poetry.Good job Eddie. (Report)Reply

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  • Miriam Maia PaduaMiriam Maia Padua (1/21/2009 10:01:00 PM)

    wowwww....wonderful...and AMUSING.....
    .a touch of your own mythology...
    so captivating....10+++
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  • Evaughn GrayEvaughn Gray (1/21/2009 9:55:00 PM)

    wow, this is actually a very good poem, it's just wonderful.. i love the way you describe yourself.. it's very interesting and i like it..keep writing and i'll keep reading ~Hazel G.E (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, April 26, 2010


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