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Beauty Becomes Battle

June 9, 2011
By Ultimatebookworm BRONZE, Oceanside, California
Ultimatebookworm BRONZE, Oceanside, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Live long, and prosper."-Spock :)
"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will."-Charlotte Bronte
"A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow."-Charlotte Bronte
"Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves."
-Charlotte Bronte

"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
-Fyodor Dostoevsky

"It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women."
-Louisa May Alcott

Long ago, a loathed, envious goddess,
aroused a battle among many men.
Death took many lives into the abyss,
many hoped it would not happen again.

Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite,
obsessed over their allurement and bloom.
Oh Eris! goddess of strife almighty,
threw a golden apple and bestowed doom.

The three goddesses began bickering,
Demanding, who was the fairest one of all?
Eris sat back and enjoyed snickering;
soon Troy was tragically going to fall.

So begins Troy's slow rise to destruction,
all resulting of one's self-affection.

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on Aug. 7 2014 at 1:25 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

This is beautiful and I love Greek mythology and how you wove your words into this, your poem. Thank you for sharing this.

on Mar. 30 2012 at 8:26 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1398 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Really cool~ I always wondered what jumpstarted that whole argument between Hera, Aphrodite and Athena. I love Greek mythology! Great job!