Asphodel Meadows

Asphodel Meadows

A Poem by Schyala
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An extended metaphor on depression, comparing it to the Greek mythology world of Asphodel meadows, where souls wander around lost for all eternity,

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Asphodel Meadows 

 

Lost in the everlasting chasm of life, undefined by boundaries

Not accepted into the eternal jubilance of Elysium

Yet not tormented by malady in Tartarus, just the absence of life

The solitude of ulterior souls encompassing the cinerarium

Not able to converse, but utter silent pandemonium

Welcome to Asphodel Meadows, the soul emporium

 

So equip us with the golden coins, one for each eye and cross our arms

Send us to Charon on a boat across the river of Styx

Already lost in charisma craved cave, begging for emotion

Despair and emptiness fills our dismal somber mix

Remedy and thoughtful questions aren’t such an easy fix

Welcome to Asphodel Meadows, where we all resemble Nyx

 

Illusive to forever, destitute for now, reach for the lustrous

So close yet so immersed, never to be caught

It taunts and Haunts our pessimistic thoughts, mocks with love and verity

All that can be done is wade through the deluging pool of naught

Denouement all cynical thoughts, we are not alive but death has not been brought

Welcome to Asphodel Meadows, where all loss is sought 

© 2012 Schyala


Author's Note

Schyala
An extended metaphor on depression, comparing it to the Greek mythology world of Asphodel meadows, where souls wander around lost for all eternity,

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A lovely poem on interesting Greek mythology.
The rhyming is great.
Enjoyed reading.
Congratulations,Syrinx!!!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Schyala

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much!
zainul

6 Years Ago

You are most welcome,great poet.:)
This is beautiful!
You're so talented!
The thoughts that went into this is astounding!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Schyala

6 Years Ago

Thank you!
Very impressive and well written. You caught my love for alliteration with "a charisma craved cave" and my arms were chilled with "it taunts and haunts our pessimistic thoughts." I haven't read anything similar to this in a while. Kudos!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Schyala

6 Years Ago

thank you!
I'm happy that I studied a bit of Greek Mythology ^_^
you did a very nice job!

Posted 6 Years Ago


love the fixition of greek afterlife they had a way of giving people what they earned

Posted 6 Years Ago


Thats really good!!!!!!
Liked this line:
"Welcome to Asphodel Meadows, where all loss is sought"
Nice going ^^

Posted 6 Years Ago


Very pretty words, although I do have to admit that I didn't understand half of it, but that's just because I'm not quite as bright as you. Not as many people living upstairs in my head. Haha. It still looked and sounded very pretty and intelligent.

Posted 6 Years Ago


In dept write. Very strong vocabulary. Smile Syrinx your a beautiful female...

Posted 6 Years Ago


This is really good! Even though I don't know all lot about the mythology world of Asphodel meadow. lol But great details and its very well-written! Keep it up!

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Added on December 11, 2012
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Tags: depression, mythology, poetry, sadness

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Schyala
Schyala

Lakeland, FL



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