Prayer to Apollo in Time of Plague

Prayer to Apollo in Time of Plague

A Poem by Hypnos

Fair Apollo, son of thundering Zeus who holds
in his hands the order of the world, golden god
who parcels health and illness to all as is fit,
who holds the door against disease or lets it in,
all at your will. Apollo, we thank you for health,
we thank you for the gifts of modern medicine
and the gifts of traditional cures and healing.
We thank you a world in which plague and pandemic
are uncommon. Yet what is rare still exists,
O Paean, and is as deadly as ever it was.
Great Apollo, kind-hearted god, I pray to you,
protect us from all ill. Keep from our gates infirmity
and affliction, turn away the epidemic and the blight.
Apollo, mighty one in whose power it lies
to bless us with relief from all maladies,
to end a pestilence, I pray for your favor.

© 2014 Hypnos


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Very nice! May your prayer help end the plagues of greed, aristocracy, superstition, and jealousy that are scourging the world.

Posted 9 Years Ago


u should be famous, the way you write is so...mature, professional should i say. This peice of poetry was amazingly written, and one day you shall be one famous poet

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very moving piece, so wonderfully written.

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Hypnos

9 Years Ago

Thank you for taking the time to read it. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
I really like this poem, you write with such professionalism:)

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Hypnos

9 Years Ago

Thank you very much for your praise.
AngelOfTheNight

9 Years Ago

You're very welcome:)
Another wonderful, powerful prayer, and to a god I, too, admire. Apollo is awesome! In fact, I believe he's also the god of poetry and music. I may be mistaken, but it's no mistake that this is wonderfully written. Another great poem!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hypnos

10 Years Ago

He is indeed also the god of music and poetry, and thank you for your words of praise.
This is brilliant! I have been looking for more mythological poetry on here, i have found it!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hypnos

10 Years Ago

I'm glad you did.

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