Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box

A Poem by Treo LeGigeo
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When Pandora let out the evils of the world, she managed to close the lid just before the last evil escaped: foresight.

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At first I loathed that woman,
Pandora, who released the evils,
Into the world we live in,
And destroyed the human race.

But then I reconsidered,
For she had kept trapped the evil,
Of foresight, and had given us,
Hope.

The light in the darkness,
The hero in war,
The one who nursed us from birth,
Hope.

Like a glow in the fog,
Like a numb in the pain,
It is the silver lining on the cloud,
Hope.

Hope, happiness, haven,
We owe it all to the woman,
Who let out all the horrors, except one,
And became both mankind's villain, and hero.

© 2013 Treo LeGigeo


Author's Note

Treo LeGigeo
There are several different versions of the myth of Pandora's Box, this poem is based on the one which states that Pandora just managed to put the lid back on and stop the very last evil from escaping. That evil that she managed to trap was foresight, and if foresight had been released into the world, then everyone would know exactly what evils would befall them ever day, and there would be no hope.

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That is a great way to look at a bad situation. I try telling people you can't know happiness without sadness. Some don't believe me.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Amazing word choice. I like how you kind of made your whole poem a giant metaphor showing that even in the darkest depths of life there is light. you have a unique way of writing and an interesting format...i like it=]

Posted 8 Years Ago


I liked how you remind us that there is hope at the bottom of the box it was really brilliant. It reminded me through the evils there is hope and they way you used Pandora to explain this was great. Thankyou.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Love this point of view on Pandora, found it both deep and refreshing


Posted 8 Years Ago


Very nice Panadora is sadly mistaken at time it was her who done wrongly as she was to be the first women and made out of hatred as the gods had done to her wrong and all women kind.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Great piece! Thought evoking and deep.

Posted 8 Years Ago


what an exotic and thoughtful interpretation of Pandora~ much enjoyed~

Posted 8 Years Ago


Very unique and made me think, really enjoyed this poem.

Posted 8 Years Ago


This is a very unique poem. It's got lots of feelings and emotions. Good write.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Interesting take on Pandora and her box. This is a great poem, unique and intersting. Fantastic write.

Posted 8 Years Ago



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Added on September 16, 2010
Last Updated on April 3, 2013
Tags: Pandora, Hope, Evil, Hero, Villain, Greek, Mythology

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Treo LeGigeo
Treo LeGigeo

Sydney, NSW, Australia



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I'm from Australia, so some people may find that I spell things differently. I love writing and have had a couple of publications of short stories and novellas under a pseudonym. I started .. more..

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