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VxPoem ID: 22313
Posted: June 10th. 2006 11:59:56 AM
by Red Leaves
Age Group: Adult
More than mortal.
His forethought illuminated a future which gnawed at His entrails.
A sharp stab at His side anticipated the anguish to come.
His parents were not alike.
Although He got His strength from His Father,
that titanic image did not model humanity.
His Mother’s placid warmth and immediacy
let Him draw deeply from Her well of compassion,
let Him feel for His people’s peril,
let Him feel for their frailty.
That is what drove Him,
not His vision of life everlasting.
The time of the torment loomed near.
The role played by an ally enhanced the agony.
He could withstand even that.
He knew he must.
Taking the punishment is part of civil disobedience.
The price of enlightenment is always high.
But sometimes, rarely, like a white hot brass ring,
the flaming brand of opportunity flickers into view.
Then, one with the vision and the strength and the fortitude
might see it,
might grasp it,
might hold it.
Such a one might endure its searing touch
seizing that golden moment
to pay the price for us all.
Bondage and torture,
His blood, His pain,
all He could bring
He would bring --
giving everything to share the warmth of His light.
Being who He was,
He could do no less for His own.
Reaching inward, He tended His courage, stoking its flame.
Reaching outward, Prometheus captured the fire of the Gods.
Copyright © 2006 by Red Leaves
Author's Notes: The word “Prometheus” meant “forethought” to the ancient Greeks. Prometheus was a Titan and most sources agree was the son of Iapetus (a Titan) by Clymene (a/k/a Asia) of the Oceanids (water nymphs) .
Prometheus joined with Zeus and the Gods to fight against the Titans. He stole fire from the Gods and delivered it to the Human race which he created. For this, Zeus punished him by having him bound and having a bird daily eat his ever-regenerating liver.
A trickster fire God, Prometheus had a shrine in the Potter’s quarter of Athens. This poem is dedicated to him and to my mother.
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