Zephyrous message from Eros
carried on capricious arrows
carrying a poisonous potion of
desire for the unattainable~
the unrealistic media perfect
physical form for idyllic
love and relationship romanticized
pierces the unsuspecting heart of
Everywoman~a damsel unwittingly
and unknowingly in distress.
With the desire of healing heart and
soul the wound generates
an idolatry for a great elusive god~
no mere mortal man will suffice;
only those capable of Sisyphean tasks
more dangerous and difficult than
Orpheus’s trip through the underworld,
more difficult and daring than
slaying the Hydra’s many heads
all prattling and gossiping galore
providing proof of devotion divine:
Make me feel pretty; make me feel thin.
Watch me create the goddess
I desire you to worship.
Everywoman reduced to a gold-
plated statue devoid of soul
painted over fatal flaws with
thick layers of chemical colors,
chiseling features with scalpels
reshaping the goddess without
imprisoning Everywoman within.
true passionate beauty encrusted inside
the self-imposed, self-loathing prison;
chains holding the heart unbreakable
by strength alone~the true task to
reach through the layers with love
exposing the injured heart,
healing the piercing wound
left by Eros and his capriciously
This is my offering for today’s open link at d’Verse Poets.
Picture source HERE.