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Afterthought 1477—Zeus’ Dilemma

Posted in quatrain by maggie on 2016/12/13

Had anyone seen our uncle of late?
It'd been said he'd hung Zeus dead
         on a meat hook in his pen.
A policeman went off to investigate
since we hold our gods in as high
         respect as our men.

Turns out to've been a nightmare, seems
Zeus is fine, though our uncle's
         still gone off to hide.
The rede we live by in threats or dreams
is no more relaxed than the rede
         we have as life's guide.

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Afterthought 1444—A Crossing, A Casting, A Calling

Posted in quatrain by maggie on 2016/11/30

		We three will come as were sent
		to bring out through our seeing

		word inspired in visions meant
		for our own each one's freeing.

		We three brought along our dark
		ghosts and demons tossing,

		our magic here to make its mark
		to break light on our crossing.

		We three share a common breath
		our life our love rewinding,

		none harming past all death,
		irrevocably binding.

		We three join to voice moon's rise
		for dancing sunlight's falling,

		bardoi to holy exercise
		in one the others' calling.

		We three recreate the myth,
		true poetry reciting —

		Birth and Death and Beauty with
		our song new legend writing.

		We three times three serve its same
		our blessed covenant lasting,

		in our Muse's sacred name
		according to our casting.

Afterthought 623—A Song for Him

Posted in quatrain by maggie on 2016/01/24

Makes nothing much a difference to me
one way or your way, be it chance or whim,
if anything I'd show you's what you'll get to see
except what about him?

I knew all along we wouldn't last
later than two, maybe three, surely no more,
so before our morning's calling gets itself cast
aside, what was he for?

Makes nothing much a reason or a rhyme
how free it must feel to you so off on your own
kept up by your place in life keeping time
until you have his alone.

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Afterthought 15—When I Was Down

Posted in quatrain by maggie on 2014/11/28

				"You got a lotta nerve to say you are my friend
				When I was down, you just stood there grinning"
				— Dylan

		When I was down
		you just laughed off what I was down about
		When I was down
		you just kicked me out

		When I was down
		you just lied words we never said
		When I was down
		you just wished me cold dead

		When I was down
		you just shrugged like yeah what's the use
		When I was down
		you just cut me loose 

		When I was down
		you just turned against me two-faced
		When I was down
		you just called me waste

		When I was down
		you just said leave you the hell alone
		When I was down
		you just wanted me unknown 

		When I was down
		you just said you'd do it all over the same
		When I was down
		you just forgot my name

		When I was down
		you just washed your hands of my mess
		When I was down
		you just couldn't care less

		When I was down
		you just thought yourself of me well rid
		When I was down
		you just gunned after my kid

		When I was down
		you just cracked crude jokes of it
		When I was down
		you just quit

		When I was down
		you just were glad to call it our end
		When I was down
		you just moved on to your next friend