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Piety Plunge

The singer's song speaks to me
of far away lands, legendary places
steeped in tales of love, war and hope.
Tempo changes shift my thoughts to brave
Ulysses, and his 20 years of ordeal,
under the hot Mediterranean and Aegean
skies, keeping his faith.
Hydras, fleeces, broken promises
from Gods on high Olympus, looking down on
man with disdain, yet awe at his
wondrous accomplishments.
Old Gods forgotten, new Gods to adore,
to be placed high upon pedestals
and pushed from them to be replaced
by "The One",
Silent Night, Holy Night, flee
if you might, decrying all others,
Rome's slow losses, Aphrodite fades,
Zeus retreats, Apollo staggers against
the onslaught. New songs for a new ago.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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