Beauty Becomes Battle This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.

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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moderndayEmilyDickinson This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 7, 2014 at 1:25 pm
This is beautiful and I love Greek mythology and how you wove your words into this, your poem. Thank you for sharing this.
 
beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 30, 2012 at 8:26 am
Really cool~ I always wondered what jumpstarted that whole argument between Hera, Aphrodite and Athena. I love Greek mythology! Great job!
 
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