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I Am The Damsel You Are The Hero
Its funny but I am the damsel an you are the hero
Though I am the hero an you are the damsel.
Like a monster with no weakness I rose my head proudly,
Till I saw your face an a heart of flesh I conceived.
Though I am a hero an you are the damsel, you saved me,
An I became thy helpless love in distress.
Like an addictive substance I craved you
But thy face like sunrise was scarce.
Suitor after suitor, sought thy hand
But only I sought thy heart.
Like a hero I fought off resistance that did pull you down to the depths of no return,
An I fought valiantly.
However your heart was not with me,
Though mine was with you.
You drew your sword like a hero,
But attacked me thy love an not your foe,
An I am slain in heartbreak.
Cant you see the darkness around you?
Though I am the hero an you are the damsel,
I am the damsel and you are the hero,
Defeated by yourself in murky pools of pride whose name is hubris.
An at lakes edge I wait patiently for you to return.
Kingsley Olaleye Reuben
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**HERO AND LEANDER
** HERO AND LEANDER
The Dardanelles is a narrow strait which links, -
The strait of Bosporus with the Aegean Sea;
And also separates the European from the Asian
side of Turkey!
In the ancient days this strait was better known
With its narrowest stretch between Sestos and
Hero, the beautiful virgin priestess of Aphrodite*, -
Lived in Sestos on the European side!
Leander a fiery youth from Abydos, lived on
the opposite side of Sestos!
Leander saw Hero at a religious festival at Sestos,
And it was love at first sight we are assured!
Leander wooed Hero with many soft words of
How could Aphrodite the Goddess of Love and
Accept a virgins worship in the logic of all
For it never did fit in to the scheme of things!
Hero finally consented and returned Leanders
Every night she lit a lamp on Sestos tower above!
To guide Leander as he swam the Hellespont -
And to come safely to her waiting shores!
One day a violent storm broke out at sea, -
Making Leander to drift far out at sea!
The strong winds had extinguished Heros
What fate ordains can hardly be denied!
Hero jumped from the tower overcome with
And at the bottom of the Hellespont they both
18 Apr 09
(Composed this poem-based on an old Greek myth I
came across reading Byzantine History! *Greek Aphrodite -
is the Roman Venus, the goddess of love.)
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According to the legends, of days so old
there was a hero, of might and ego
His name was Andre the handsome lad
a courageous man and a stubborn fellow
Upon his arms goats and sheeps could hold
and flexible with smooth body as a willow
Our hero's heart upon his palm he did put
when he saw the cherry walking from the window
Out of his castle the knight did storm
down to her feet he was planted like an arrow
For customs of days of old as was told
that a lover for his love must bend so low
The story continues anyhow about our hero
the handsome lad of the might and ego
The cherry upon his heart did not have a mercy
nor a pitty did we hear of or ever did know
She said pardon moi mon cherry the mighty
my father is Radolf the king, I guess you know
The one who promised to fight this land
until the day that we might upon him have a sorrow
The dove of his heart couldn't behold its cage
and upon his tongue she did make the furrow
Oh my sun, oh my moon, he did say in hurry
I can not behold for your love reached the marrow
Come to see my father the king and ask
I might with some trick be yours to follow
With no hesitation the man he walked in behind
his tongue was tied and his brain was out of glow
In the king's palace with his ministers
our hero stood to ask for proposal there in below
The Father of the land did issue his command
you mighty hero to our armies must belong and follow
The poor although of his shock couldn't refuse
for as we said before her love reached his marrow
Few days came and the armies of the two
did meat in a battlefield full of sorrow
Dwell dwell, our hero dwell, and quarrel
against your countrymen fight with your claw
But out of sudden in a horrible moment
everyone with armour noticed that the hero did bellow
What a misery looking shape it was that time
to see the mightest of all with a face so yellow
The pikes nor swords did leave space in his body
and inspite of his armoury his body was made hollow
After the battlefield was cleared it was announced
in lands far and near the news crossed every meadow
The diamond of Radolf got married in a holy wedding
and poor Andre, travelled to a dark spot that was so narrow
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Forest of crosses
A mother softly weeping
Home of the heroes
© JPM 5/21/2008
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