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Love Patroclus

October 23, 2016
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Achilles, I know I've left you 

Broken and torn apart.  

But I loved you, my Lord,

With my entire heart. 


Don't run to Paris, Achilles, 

And leave this world unfinished. 

Stay in your tent, my love,

And let your rage diminish. 


Leave Hector's swollen body

Lying in the dirt.  

Do not drag out thrice through Troy,

Causing dire hurt. 


Save your savage grief for me,

Not yourself.

Place your shield and spear, sweet boy,

Upon a gilded shelf. 


I do not yet wish to see

Your flitting form about. 

Stay on Earth, my beloved, 

Until your time runs out. 

The author's comments:

Inspired by the Iliad! 

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