My Achille's Heel

My Achille's Heel

A Poem by Bushra Naqshbandi
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Achilles,a Greek hero,was dipped in the Styx so that he became invincible. His mother held his heel out of the water and it became the only vulnerable pt. to kill him.

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He is my Achille's heel, 
In that he is my weakness, 
Yet keeps me anchored 
To the mortal world. 

He is the only part of me which hurts, 
He is the only part of me which feels, 
He is the part of me full of compassion, 
He is the only part of me which is human. 

He makes me strive towards goodness, 
He makes me realise my weaknesses, 
He drives me in the right direction in a harness, 
Brings out the best in me in a manner effortless. 

So what if he isn't made for me? 
He's what makes me human. 
So what if we're not together? 
He's what keeps me going.

For he's not just my love, 
But my passion, my sympathy, 
He's my pain, my sorrow, 
My silence and my symphony. 

He's a part of my memories, 
Not something they can steal, 
He's the only reason I feel, 
He's my Achille's heel. . .

© 2015 Bushra Naqshbandi



Author's Note

Bushra Naqshbandi
A random writeup as I'm a huge fan of Greek mythology. Do review. :)

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Really enjoyed this! Very clever way of translating Greek mythological story into almost a love poem. That what we often view as our weakness can be seen as our strength in the end. You write the story well so that it can be understood and experienced by those who read it today. Really lovely, keep writing!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Bushra Naqshbandi

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much! :)
I love Greek mythology.Amazing.I am in love with this.keep writing more and more

Posted 2 Years Ago


Bushra Naqshbandi

2 Years Ago

Such commendation coming from a poetess as good as you means a lot. Thank you. :)
"He makes me strive towards goodness,
He makes me realize my weaknesses, " ... such beautiful lines!
I love how the poem flows effortlessly. Good job

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bushra Naqshbandi

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much for the appreciation. :)
WOW you were just so passionate about Achilles it was breathtaking

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bushra Naqshbandi

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much! :)

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Bushra Naqshbandi
Bushra Naqshbandi

Srinagar, Kashmir, India



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An ardent admirer of Jane Austen, J.K. Rowling, Agatha Christie, Enid Blyton and Rick Riordian. Want to grow as a writer and become popular with the masses. :) more..

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