Xelam Kan

Prometheus In Chains - Poem by Xelam Kan

My life
is not done yet, to resign and surrender,
to the unexplained wonders and myths
untold, let me conquer this titanic strife;
I don't wanna be a devil`s pride.
Am I nourishing an evil spirit, Or deaf
to some celestial hymns? but
I have found these ideals
Hideous and hectic, that
echo in-man's holy shrines.

Time and space has taught me well
how to cope these enchanting spells.
This ever changing life fair.
How could I frame my Will In those
old divine spells? After knowing
the truth and all wise sayings.
Is it fair to lame my inventive brain?
Isn`t it a weary pain to embrace
such fairy tales? Then...
Let your Prometheus unchained.

Topic(s) of this poem: mythology

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A sequel to my last poem 'scripture vs.culture.

In Greek mythology, Prometheus is the theft of fire for human use, an act that enabled progress and civilization. He is known for his intelligence, and as a champion of humanity.
In the Western classical tradition, Prometheus became a figure who represented human striving, particularly the quest for scientific knowledge

Comments about Prometheus In Chains by Xelam Kan

  • Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (4/19/2013 10:38:00 PM)

    i revere you for your age and for your richness. (Report) Reply

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  • Unwritten Soul (4/15/2013 12:58:00 PM)

    Having golden thought and knowledge will never functional if we never use or wrongly used...some of us love to learn but afraid to expand...have lot of mind load but not to use...this is a very good poem..._Soul (Report) Reply

  • Poetheart Morgan (4/14/2013 1:06:00 PM)

    I think that Zeus will not be too pleased with that! Buts Poet is ok, use the fire inside you! And take care! ! !
    Thanks for invite me, love your poem!
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  • (4/13/2013 4:58:00 PM)

    Apt charachter to draw on, seeing as he was wrongly imprisoned for helping human beings claim knowledge to escape from ignorance. We are all Prometheusus bounded to a rock chained by a god called society which seeks to claim us as a target for speaking and acting our hearts true song. Be free to express your beliefs no matter how far it disregards convention. failing not to question is the sign of self defeat. Great write. (Report) Reply

  • Chime Justice Ndubuisi (4/12/2013 2:56:00 AM)

    Time and space has taught me well
    How to cope and care
    This ever changing life affair The agony of Prometheus is that he is not time bound, and his ability to heal of the wounds inflicted by the birds from Zeus. Also he has the foreknowledge of what would happen to him if he steals the fire for man, yet could not change it, he could not even help helping man.
    Nice read...keep it up
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  • Segun Johnson Ozique (4/9/2013 9:51:00 PM)

    'Time and space has taught me well
    How to cope and care
    This ever changing life fair, ' beautifully crafted & fine transition hinge...I'm presently in Abuja, shepherding a literary workshop...thanks, for your well wishes.
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  • (4/8/2013 8:59:00 AM)

    Fine rendering that has caught the cognizance of the mind and reason. A good poem indeed from the master of Romanticism from the Indo-Pak peninsula, Gushar (Report) Reply

  • (4/7/2013 7:12:00 PM)

    Very good Gulsher John (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (4/7/2013 10:46:00 AM)

    An inspiring, powerful and self searching poem!
    Brilliant write!
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  • (4/7/2013 3:42:00 AM)

    Agreeing with shazia that its not just to call him a theif, his act was for the service of humanity. U always write good about myth and this is another one.
    After knowing the truth and allwise sayings
    Is it fair to lame the inventive brain?
    These lines are my favourite.they really touch the inner, Good write Gulsher
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  • Shahzia Batool (4/6/2013 5:57:00 PM)

    Promethean struggle has become a symbol of philanthropy...he was a titan who brought fire from heaven for serving humanity...so will it go right to say prometheus is a theft.......? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 6, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 10, 2014

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