For Persephone
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For Persephone

by sydneybrown

The little girl who ran in the meadow

And danced in time with the grass All while the crown of life nestled in her hair Could never have guessed

How when she came of age

A man would come along and take her away For he was greedy and pathetic Longing for she whom he couldn't obtain

How she would be separated From her flowers

From her sweet smelling friends Who told her secrets and of new things to come And the soft, velvet earth That gave way under her feet So she would not stumble

How he stole her and placed her

In his deep world in which death was all And all was dead With herds of black souls lost eternal Where the golden light never broke through The heavy haze surrounding the place

How once she awoke

She would reach for her crown of flowers Only to find wilted petals drained of blood And feeling her friends turned to mere dust Would curse his name forevermore

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ivoryannaliseCommabassadorWriter, Reader, YouTuber, and Artist
8 months agoReply
This was wonderful! I loved it. The tale of Persephone was always one of my favorite in mythology.

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a year agoReply
you are super talented. great marriage between the powerful myth and real life

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a year agoReply
@sydneybrown This was really wonderful. I loved every piece of this poem, and it's commentary on Greeks myth.

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a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Thank you so much! I never thought my words would have such an affect on anyone but me. Thank you for encouraging me.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
This is such a powerfully emotional poem of loss. It is dark but beautiful. The verses were so artistically crafted that it made me admire each stanza. I lingered on each one. This was especially wrenching as I am the father of a daughter and the grandfather of two granddaughters. You crafted a poem that pierces the heart of everyone who reads it.

plutoCommabassadorPlanets man
a year agoReply
aww that ending :(