The Goddess of Nature

Written for:  Margo Roby’s Poem Tryouts:  “To Labour or Not”
We have choices. They pretty much all require reading the mythical tales and Wikipedia, bless its heart, has a nice short, easy version. When you arrive on the page, you will see the Labours listed. If you are in a hurry, click on the one that stirs a tickle in your mind. Otherwise, read, or skim, the myths. As you do so, let your brain run a commentary, and jot down anything — anything — that pops up.

Mother, the goddess of nature
wept to see the lack
of respect from
her earthlings.
Tossing garbage,
polluting waters,
drilling, and filling
up all her lovely
greenery with
ostentatious buildings,
one higher than
the next. Oh how
it vexed her, perplexed
her, and finally, forced
her to send out
lambs, lions, giraffes,
and all her dogs
and cats that were stuck
in shelters. Animals came
from everywhere, and
stared down the greedy
earthlings, until they crept
away in shame.

Watch for them
in a war coming to you soon!

(Based on:  Sixth Labour: Stymphalian Birds)

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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9 Responses to The Goddess of Nature

  1. Denise des Jardins Poitras says:

    I will be watching for the stare down, the sooner the better.

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  2. Misky says:

    A dire warning! Well done. xx


  3. Lions and tigers and bears, Oh my. Yes, we better watch our backs. Nice take on the prompt, Sarah


  4. margo roby says:

    You did go roaring off on a different line, didn’t you! How fun!
    (possible typo line 14: ‘forched’?)


  5. whimsygizmo says:

    Love this take, Sara. 🙂


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