Amazon Queen

Amazon Queen

A Chapter by Dave Brown



Although I was not physically detained

One of the warriors followed, bow drawn

I could see she’d had a breast removed

It was something I’d no need to dwell on


We all rode slowly, time seemed of no matter

Eventually we’d reach our destination

When we did arrive at the city’s coliseum

I would do battle to escape captivation


I had been taken outside Troy’s walls

By the great Amazon warrior queen

Now being taken to provide entertainment

We to do final battle, by all to be seen


The crowd had assembled, standing quiet

Custom demanded each warrior fight

She to confirm prowess, me for freedom

The God’s demanded neither take flight


Quickly over, I was killed with a sword thrust

Penthesilea took my death as vindication

She would return to Troy with twelve warriors

To use her power against the Greek invasion


On the second day she killed Achilles in battle

But, as with me, Zeus wouldn’t let him depart

Achilles then fought again, killing Penthesilea

But as she passed, she captured his heart


I saw it all, watching above with Zeus

The battles, the deaths, the folly and strife

We, as frustrated Gods, can only do little

To solve the disregard of man for life





© 2020 Dave Brown

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Which is surprising, considering we put so much emphasis on self and our importance, yet life is risked daily and gambles taken, to look clever... Or extremely dumb if it all goes wrong. Come to think of it, I'm amazed that with my mouth I've made it to my fifties, I'm sure I was marked early for death by stupidity, but couldn't understand the rules. Maybe that's why I'm still here, dumb luck, with a capital DUMMM 😊

Posted 3 Months Ago

Dave Brown

3 Months Ago

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I could enjoy your kind of dumb
Hmm, you wrote another poem like which I've never read before, and it was very interesting. I know little about Greek Mythology but enough to be able to follow this story. I like how you put yourself in it and how it ended with an interesting surprise and moral. tyfs

Posted 3 Months Ago

Dave Brown

3 Months Ago

If I remember correctly this more or less relates to the actual historic event

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