Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Suppliants Of Zeus

The Suppliants Of Zeus
by Robert Paul Gass (aka Imagines Vinco aka Ultionem Vinco)
Danaiades and father fled the lust
Of fifty sons demanding marriage forced
On virgins frightened wanting sacred trust
With highest Zeus for wedding nights divorced.
The king received beseeching maidens young
As refugees and barred the gates to block
Potential siege Aegyptus threatened stung
With flight of virgins doomed to broken lock.
The father vainly hoping lost his throne
As refugee to suffer torture low
And daughters lost their hymens crying lone
To king discarding whores to mob of foe.
The curse of Hera Io suffered stung
And Zeus enjoyed her shrine from upper rung.
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