Thus cries Medusa

Not always have I been this ugly mass of flesh.

I had a face once considered to be decent.

Did play hide and seek in the old ruins of Cisthene.

Many a pale faced man

have been awed by my beauty.

Brave forms and sun balmed skins, enslaved by my aura.

My voice, said to be as sweet as the nectar in the fresh blossoms, that the bees suck and love being wasted.

But now, it’s just wistful yesterday’s that pierce my heart like shards of broken glass.

All these years reiterating the same words,

What was my fault?

My only fault, I lay trust on him and let him lure me to the temple of Athena.

Little did I know that he had veiled evil temptations under the blanket of the dark.

Robbed me of my chastity!

Before I could collect myself

The goddess of wisdom appeared.

Athena, mad with rage,

For we had littered her sanctious abode.

Then the curse she spake

echoes in my ears ever since.

A head full of adders for hair

A face so hideous, intended only to scare.

Yes! I do wish to be loved my a man,

His fingers to run down my spine exploring every inch of my skin.

Like a man lapping the beads of dew from the blades of grasses to quench his thirst.

I want to be loved thus!

But alas! In vain,

For I am destined to be so cold,

That the eyes that meet mine

Are turned to stone.

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82 thoughts on “Thus cries Medusa

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  2. Great poem!
    One correction, and a thought. The line should be β€œYes! I do wish to be loved by a man,”.
    The thought is that this poem is also a great metaphor for getting old.

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  3. Nicely done. I’ve always been fascinated by Medusa. I like the take of her still craving that love. If there isn’t one, there should be a story where THE man willingly puts on a blindfold and allows love to grow between them by words and actions instead of her just being a monster.

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  4. Beautiful poem! I wrote an article considering the injustice treatment of innocent and victim Medusa in history and art. I don’t forgive Donatello or Caravaggio for having represented the Medusa as a monster while Perseus was nothing than a hired assassin and a coward too. Besides he wouldn’t have won the Medusa with his “bravery” alone without help by gods. But this is another wicked way to demonize women throughout the millennia.

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      1. Thank you dear, Well, I’m glad you finally were able to read it. I don’t know what was the problem I wrote more about the issue also poetry. If you are interested I may send you some other links. Do you have a Facebook profile? Because I use fb a lot since I’m also devoted to the cause of defending the animals. For justice and freedom and against any form of oppression of the helpless living beings.

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