The Rape of Persephone

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
I suppose everyone has heard the story of Persephone. This is my poem.

Submitted: August 21, 2017

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Submitted: August 21, 2017



So beautiful and serene,

Treading through the cornfield

Blue eyes and a dress of green,

Persephone saw Pluto's shield.


He came at her suddenly,

And kidnapped her to his realm.

Ceres, her mother cursed furiously

For this could damage her fame.


Ceres was known as the good mother

Always caring for the land.

But now Pluto has brought her bother,

She now has to make her stand.


She called upon Jupiter to do something

But he only sided with Pluto.

She thought he was boss, he was the king

But his justice was faint, too slow.


Ceres abandoned the land

She wanted her daughter back.

She walked across the dark sand

And took the small dark track--


Leading to Pluto's underground lair

She was confronted with the three-headed dog.

Constantly barking, a guarding there

Staioned on a Plutonian rug.


She pleaded with Pluto all day

He did not hear what she said

Ceres knelt and pray,

That Pluto would be dead.


Finally, Jupiter sent Mercury

To make a pact with Pluto.

To release Persephone

Give her pomegranates and let her go.


For six months she was to stay above ground

The next six in the dark kingdom.

This advice seemed reasonable and sound,

It was the king Jupiter, it came from.


So Persephone was released

And was with her mother again.

She was so happy and pleased,

She did not remember the Pluto kidnapping pain.



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