Dr. Zeus – Book I – Canto VIIII

Of how a Titan did fall
And his self righteous gall
Of how man did descend
Thus bringing his end
Of our predestined fight
Which well proved my might
Of his theft of our fire
That bastard, that liar
-Oh Halcyon Muses nine-
For your version I simply haven’t the time
As him I know you’ll always support
You’ll never betray your friend and cohort
For he gave you your purpose, your men
Father, even, can’t compete then
So will I sing of how him I did chain
He who deserved that horror and pain

Ever So Sound Is Prometheus Bound

Once again then by one our ranks grew
But bastard Prometheus, he still wasn’t through

My choice with Cybele he decided to use
To clearly show all that I’d always abuse

For still did he glower at what I had done
How on that day I had still won

For for his deceit at that first sacrifice
I decided to man to not to be nice

Fire from them I elected to keep
‘Twas this action the titan did reap

He thought it was cruel, though it unfair
Thought it certain that I did not care

He could not see how I balance returned
Could not see ’twas for what I had yearned

They could not on their own butcher a beast
Eat up its flesh and claim holy feast

But still they could beg holy rites
And we could bless them with wondrous sites

So free were they to always eat meat
But only, if too, we were given our seat

But he wished to provide them with all that he could
To his creations – he wished to be good

So up on Olympos, up in the sky
He enacted his plan, devious, sly

As all of us gods went along on our way
By our great fire did Prometheus stay

For all gods’ honour it perpetually burned
From it, others, flames’ use had learned

So pretending to laze, there he did wait
He need be alone for his traitorous fate

A tube of fennel he finally then took
When none were around – none were to look

He captured the fire in that odious plant
For while I see most, that’s one place I can’t

So under my watch he defied me once more
And for any help he’d never implore

As he knew what later was going to come
He reveled and gloried in the work that he’d done

For fire was spreading throughout all of man
And all was right with his ultimate plan

So without a doubt his secret was out
Thus unabashed he did freely me flout

For of gold were those men now no more
And us gods they’d no longer adore

So to Earth I then did descend
To meet Prometheus who’d his actions defend

That bastard was there – waiting for me
Content that he had further man freed

He did not even speak – he’d prepared for the fight
Braced himself against my power and might

And though he was a Titan with strength most extreme
My true extent he just couldn’t gleme

‘Twas no sort of sport, no kind contest
To all who saw I was clearly the best

Soon Prometheus, the Titan, was still
Soon Prometheus would submit to my will

I grabbed the hair on the back of his head
And dragged him behind as a weight made of lead

In Kaukasos I then drove a spike
And fastened him there, tight as I like

But further pain I wished to deliver
Thus had a bird feast ‘pon his liver

For silver had he turned those men all of gold
And to this crime I must to him hold

Thus on the mount – there I him left
Of Hope thinking he was fully bereft

But this he used as still further proof
That I was unfit – that I was aloof

“Grandmother!” he cried loudly to Earth
“Do you see now how he doesn’t have worth?

“He’s chained me for helping them that I made
For giving assistance that he cruelly forbade

“And before with Cybele, you know what he’s done
They’d couldn’t be both, she could be only one

“But the first was the most grievous of all
What he did when the Titans did fall

“He punished them all, whatever they’d done
Even his mother who’d protected her son

“And as I know love’s true in your heart
This surely must tear you apart”

Then mountains upheaved and valleys did crack
For she had set me onto this track

For without help from both Earth and Sky
Along with my siblings I was destined to die

So one more did join in his plot
The greatest of allies that he could ever have got

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