Dr. Zeus – Book I – Canto XV

Of a hidden desire
Which would be its own pyre
Of my use of that lust
And the betrayal of trust
Of playing pretend
It was bad in the end
Of how it all came so violently down
For she did need to protect her own crown
-Oh Halcyon Muses nine-
For your version I simply haven’t the time
Once again I managed to screw it all up
And on such misery you do love to sup
‘Tis true that the fault’s no one’s but mine
But willful intent was not then my crime
Thus I will sing of how Aphrodite did fail
Just cause of me, an unwarranted male

Bad It Was, I Do Insist Though ‘Twas A Mistake I Made With Callisto

Still though I’d make one more mistake
Before my power over all them would break

With such ease can all things turn bad
It seems hard to ever be glad

Even great love is no guarantee
That all will be good, that Joy will be free

A nymph named Callisto learned this lesson too well
For fear seized her when she tried to love tell

This I exploited a hot summer day
As I looked for a lass with whom I could play

In the trappings of Artemis I watched as she wandered
How to seduce? it was this that I pondered

She went to a grove with many a tree
And from all her weapons did herself free

But then it seemed that I was in for a shock
One that flooded blood to my cock

So sudden herself she started to touch
While aloud she then said as such

“Oh my lady, my mistress, my queen
My love for you is the greatest that been

“Oh with you I will run through the field
And after the hunt to passion then yield

“Oh beautiful goddess, protector of wild
With you all’s electric, nothing is mild”

Astonished I watched as in the shade she did lay
While with thoughts of my daughter she did with herself play

But then came to mind a most wicked thought
Came to mind a most wicked plot

I took the guise of her sweetest affections
And moved toward her lustful inflections

As she was cresting true pleasures peak
I stepped into view and then did I speak

“Callisto” I said “do my eyes me deceive
To see you as such I just can’t believe

She stuttered and stammered – face burning and flushed
I walked to her slow – I mustn’t be rushed

“My mistress” she said “ I know not what you have heard
But the heat was intense, I said things absurd”

“But still” I replied as I further drew near
“By the state of you now what you were doing is clear”

She still didn’t then move, she was frozen in place
As a lecherous smile crept all ‘cross my face

But upon hers, confusion was writ
So with her, I did play for a bit

“Perhaps, my dear, I made a mistake”
I said with words that clearly were fake

“I do not wish to fill desires untrue
So I only will do what you ask me to do”

I offered a hand to help her stand up
As she wore the look of a perplexed little pup

In time she stood but her eyes were cast down
Her face was hot and did not have a frown

“You know what I want” she said then to me
“But I never thought it ever could be

“You know that I love you more than the rest
By the eye that is mine you are truly the best

“But it’s deeper than that, more than respect
Though I know that it’s more than I could ever expect

“My wish was never simply to fuck
But I worry that more is out of my luck

“And though I now know that you would share in that pleasure
I also want those light times of leisure”

Then she looked up and into my eyes
And I began myself then to despise

For though she thought it simply a dream
She hoped ‘twas more than what it did seem

That Artemis had more interest in her
Than what she did hide under her hides and her fur

But still this did not make me relent
I wouldn’t stop until my lust had been spent

I decided a hint to her I’d reveal
To show I was not for whom love she did feel

So that male organ now swollen and hard
I did not for deceive choose to discard

And so when my body she started to touch
She did at it unintentionally clutch

She knew who I was and drew herself back
But a desire to flee it seemed she did lack

For at her sad look I at once knew her thought
That the closest she’d get is what she’d now got

So still she fell down into my arms
For she`d fallen for my dear daughters charms

And while she did with me lie – made passionate love
“Artemis” she did cry to Sky up above

And when as one together we came
Still softly she whispered her name

When after the two of us dressed
I kept up my guise, knew it was best

But she returned to the others forlorn
For a sense of devotion we had from her torn

For she’d been too close to her true passions fire
And together we had made her a liar

But introspection was only the start
There still was more to break her poor heart

For after some weeks, perhaps a whole moon
She realized that she now carried my boon

To give her a child I hadn’t intended
For I knew in her pack children my daughter offended

She did however hide it quite well
For many a month no one could tell

This deception though, it just couldn’t last
It, in fact, unraveled quite fast

For in the mid of another hot summer heat
Inexorable she came upon her defeat

For Artemis came upon a cool glade
And to strip down and swim she of her followers bade

Soon goddess and nymphs, all them were bare
Save for Callisto – clothed standing there

Artemis and the rest all did then laugh
And started to strip her on her own behalf

Along with her body the truth was undressed
She’d been with a man – her body confessed

Though this for was was just a slight sin
Melpomene always does win

For fury did not appear on her face
The features of Artemis Sadness did grace

Oh Fortune can be so unfair
I tempted Callisto with what truly was there

Her spirit too took a most might fall
As she saw that she could of had all

And seeing clear how Callisto did feel
My daughter knew they’d have had a love real

But she couldn’t show that love she had lost
She’d protect her image no matter the cost

A mask of anger she had to put on
Could not on her dote, over her fawn

So from her presence she had to Callisto remove
Her worth of devotion she had to them prove

And so Callisto was cast out of her home
Heavy with child, yet still all alone

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