Ray Lucero

Worlds Did Collide - Poem by Ray Lucero

Zeus/Jupiter sent chaos to Earth
Comet Athena with her fiery tail
Had Aries chosen not intervene
Total destruction might entail

Aries fought valiantly (to his demise)
For the fate of Earth was in his hands
Earthlings gazed up at angry skies
At a battle between two firebrands

Came a flood, the Earth did quake
Islands sank n' mountains rose
With lives of all living things at stake
Aries cast forth a volley of arrows

A pierced Athena did finally withdraw
Waters receded n' earthquakes ceased
Survivors wailed, cried n' stood in awe;
For South was North n' West was East

Zeus placed the wounded warriors in orbit
Commanded "Move thee ‘round the Sun"
Athena became Venus (The Morning Star)
Aries (devoid of life) became Mars (in isolation)

Man's memory of these past events did fade;
Except as legend of an ancient cosmic escapade

(Inspired by IV)


Topic(s) of this poem: myth

Form: Prose Poem

Comments about Worlds Did Collide by Ray Lucero

  • Kelly Kurt (1/10/2016 11:24:00 PM)

    I am not familiar with you, Ray. But based on the number of poems you have posted, you have been gone for a while. I have only been here for ten months. It seems you came back with a vengeance and I will follow to see what else you have to offer. To me, poetry is multifaceted, one of those facets is imparting personal thought in hopes of guiding to a particular view. Zeus and his adherents would approve. : -) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 10, 2016

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