Christopher McInnes

Marooned On Paradise - Poem by Christopher McInnes

(Joe McElderry was stranded on Cyprus as a result of the Icelandic volcano explosion)

Zeus heavenly father sits head in hands
Note-bereft in Paradise
To assuage Apollo’s green-jealous eyes
He banished Joe to sing in earthly skies

Now his grief to boiling anger turns
So powerful, the earth itself does burn
And spews forth his molten wrath
Destroying all within its path

So now on Cyprus, blessed isle,
Is Joe confined, singing sweetly while
The ambrosia bees around him swarm
Leaving Apollo’s temple quite forlorn

While Joe song-fills the island’s marble stages
Apollo, hungry jealous sun god, rages
And resorts to burning Joe
Wishing Zeus would let him go

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 3, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, May 3, 2010

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