GMC Poetry: Persephone: The Pale Queen

This is so beautiful and reminds me of Persephone’s epithet, Destroyer of Light. Hail Persephone!

Temple of Athena the Savior

The pale queen sits

upon her throne

Raven-black hair

in the sunlight shone

– There’s no sunlight here

A beautiful carefree child

Playing in the grass

Picking flowers, singing songs

But summer never lasts

– There’s no flowers here

Her mother’s daughter, always

No identity of her own

An image of perfect domestic harmony

To whom only beauty was shown

– There’s no mother here

Her mother all her suitors scorned

Kept her under lock and key

But sweet and innocent Kore

Longed to be Persephone

– There’s no locks here

The story told wasn’t entirely true

It was, after all, her mother the poets knew

A mother just a little too attached

A mother who kept her daughter free from strife

– Free from life

She had a restless spirit, she

An eternal child she was not content to be

She descended, joining Aidoneus, her dark king

In the…

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