Penelope – A Paragon Of Connubial Fidelity

Recollections At Fall


Twenty long years and countless seasons have I endured the haunting separation
The piercing loneliness and pain the overwhelming void and suffocating isolation
Silently I burn by day and scorch while hopes wax and wane with delirium
Your thoughts consume my existence torture and threaten my equilibrium
Incredulous thoughts and conflicting emotions and a swell of unspoken words
Dwell on a union now an illusion with elusive reunion to disember so fragile the cords
A wounded heart seeks remission from perpetual turmoil and fast fading expectations
Would I erase myself but constrained am I as custodian by your kingdom and scion.

That momentous advent of Palamedes the emissary of Agamemnon with dismal tiding
The ensuing Trojan war the restoration of Helen the summons for urgent converging
The reluctance to leave a young bride and child sought ploys to overcome calamitous bidding
The oath of Tyndareus invoked with no course…

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