Dear Atlas

Dear Atlas

A Poem by alice.wright

A comparison of some facets of my life to the the Greek Titan Atlas.

Dear Atlas, 

I know how you feel. 
Crushed under the weight of the earth, 
forever placed upon your shoulders.

I sympathise - no, I empathise.  

Things seemed so right,
how wrong we were
not to follow our brothers footsteps.

Though weaker than us, they were wise.

We chose the losing side, we fell.
Fell harder than most, 
for we lead, not followed. 

I regret my choice. Do you?

While others were contained, we toiled.
Forced to serve the will of those
who, so recently, had been below us. 

The will of the gods. Now above us.

The endless weight of light, so heavy,
pressed down upon a will, 
that waxed 

and waned 

and crumbled. 

© 2012 alice.wright

Author's Note

Atlas was a Titan who lead war against the Greek Gods. He had three brothers, two of which sided with the Greek Gods. The Greek Gods won and Atlas was singled out for punishment. While the majority of the Titans were confined to Tartarus, Atlas was forced to bear the burden of the heavens upon his shoulders, separating it from earth.

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Excellent write. Beutifully said.

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Added on January 25, 2012
Last Updated on January 25, 2012
Tags: greek, gods, myth, punishment, regret



New Zealand

Umm... I'm pretty withdrawn around others so I guess i express myself through my writing. more..

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A Poem by alice.wright