Medusa

She of three sisters,

all gorgons,

yet one exquisitely fair.

She born of grandeur,

they born of terror.

Her beauty abound

its tale heard wide

Even the god of the sea

took to her on his tide.

Poor Medusa, poor mortal,

in Athena’s temple to pray

Where Poseidon’s greed

took Medusa’s body in rape.

An act still alive

thousands of years to present day

The Goddess Athena

made Medusa, the victim, to pay

Now a monster with hair

as venomous snakes

Blank white eyes remained

the color replaced.

Further to punish Medusa

To assure she’s forever alone

Any man to catch her gaze

will have himself turned to stone

This poor girl went mad

from every kingdom she was banished

As hordes of “heroes” came

to vanquish, instead vanished.

Surrounded by statues of men

who meant her harm with their swords

Now her only companions

to witness the tears which she’s poured

Her life finally taken

by the arrogant Perseus

Her head as a trophy

a cruel end to her curse.

The tale of Medusa

twisted as the snakes on her head

A victim of pettiness and jealousy

and rage that was misled

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