Penelope

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
I wrote this for my English class while we were doing our Greek mythology unit.

Submitted: April 22, 2013

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Greif is my constant companion,

My partner of greif hanging over me.

I let the heartbreak overcome me daily

For what I have lost, I am

Wasting away and drowning in mourning,

For my dear Odysseus, my dear husband, is gone.

Gone from me so long and perished,

While my house suffers, overrun with foul men,

Clamouring for my hand in marriage,

And my son grows into adulthood without a father.

My son who has now sailed away from me,

Over the very seas which swallowed up my husband.

The sounds of those waves breaking on the shore

Carry to where I sit, tears glistening on my cheeks,

Sounding like laughter, as if the waters mock me in their calmness,

For I know Odysseus, who has left meto my sufferings,

Was undoubtedly lost to the ferocity of the true nature of the sea.


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