Helen of Troy

If silence has voice
It could have screamed
A million little cries
And if Helen of Troy had a choice
She would have made a statement
When she was stripped down and displayed
For men of war to choose

Kidnapped by Paris, or did she willingly escape?

If words are wounded
It could have bled
A thousand sudden deaths
And if Helen of Troy had a choice
She would have rather died than fled away
And set off a war of 10 years array

Did she find happiness and love in its way?

If Helen of Troy had lived
She could have inspired millions
Of beautiful women around
In search for love and acceptance
With dignity to behold
Worthy of love untold

Would you rather scream silently, or bleed profusely?

Note:

In Greek mythology, Helen of Troy also known as Helen of Sparta, was said to have been the most beautiful woman in the world. She was married to King Menelaus of Sparta but was abducted by Prince Paris of Troy after the goddess Aphrodite promised her to him in the Judgement of Paris

Written for kate’s  Friday Mythical Photo Challene, hop in to join he fun https://aroused.blog/2019/05/04/friday-foto-fun-mythical/

I took the challenge of writing a poem about one of my favorite characters in Greek Mythology.

And below is a photo of a butterfly worthy of being called beautiful like Helen of Troy.

2019-05-06 12.05.43

28 Replies to “Helen of Troy”

  1. I love this one. It just grabbed me. And I think you’re right about Helen. She had this rapore as a mere sex symbol, but I think she was much more. Would’ve rather fled with Paris or gone her own way, to prevent atrocity. Funny enough I did a research assignment on Troy. Within different time frames there is a place in Turkey believed to be Troy, levered many times, from warm. And each time they rebuilt the city. This whole tale of Troy they think I’d Troy 6 or 7, but even within Troy 7 for instance, the walls and towers etc are leveled or the city is burnt or razed about 3 different times. It’s crazy, but somewhere there I truth to that take, and I think Helen and her fame too.

    1. Oh thank you Mandy for adding layers to my poem…i learned something new today about Troy…thanks to you..and as per Helen,..i really wish there’s more written about her than just simply a sex symbol..and you are right she could be more than that..😊

  2. Love the story and haven’t really heard it altho I have visited Troy in turkey and heard there about the number of times it was built and destroyed. Thanks ladies for educating me 🙂

  3. And this poem is worthy of being called beautiful as well mich. it is clever, original, and convets a brilliant deep message. Great write

    1. The character of Helen has always bothered me Punam and now that the world is talking about women empowerment i believe its also time to provide a little twist on her character apart from being the reason behind the 10 years Trojan war..

  4. So empwering and strong your words are eloquenently spoken Mich my dear! A woman’s voice is too often slinced and lost in the shuffle forgotten and barried until it’s too late.

    1. Thank you for saying those things..maybe its about time we give voices to women who arent aloud to speak up..women who are silenced and left bleeding inside..

  5. A wonderful piece and you made me look for Helen of Troy once again.
    It’s hard to know the mythical characters in real sense. So much mystery lies around them.

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