With eyes stinging and red, And not properly fed,
I didn't stop until I reached the land of the dead.
I heard the spirits moan About wandering all alone
But I had a problem of my own Said the worry in my head.
My sweetheart I sought In this whole place of rot
Many specters I passed But find her I did not
O how dark and cold For a tough man so old,
I trembled as I hid In the fleece that I got.
I looked up for hope But how could I get-
What was stolen from me With an invincible net?
I traveled the land With a broken hand
I wanted to give up But my heart was set.
There was a night but no day And a long endless way
Every corner I searched And for long I did not stay.
But I pulled out my lyre And started to play
That left Hades was astonished And with nothing to say.
I asked for my wife The light of my life
And he agreed to help And my sorrow melted away
But don't look back he said Or she will remain dead
Then my sweet Eurydice I led Away from bloodshed.
But for a warm embrace it broke And I came home home with my eyes soaked
Every night I always gaze At the shimmering stars And think back to my days With Eurydice,now roaming afar.
Hope you liked it! Challenge: Write a poem about a myth from any mythology.