Answered Prayers

My muse as always, is Aphrodite. ~ Shakespeare in Love

my goddess of love, sorceress, divine spirit,

you were there when I needed you most,

when I was lonely, miserable and lost,

drifting aimlessly from pillar to post,

you visited in dreams as a ghost,

and as a goddess lifted me up,

for that I shall you worship,

forever, no matter what,

you live in my heart.


jack collier

Aphrodite, Goddess of Grace and lascivious love of Ares ~ eternally unrequited

11 responses

  1. beautiful piece and love that image too Jack ❀ ❀ ❀ ah, the love of a good muse πŸ™‚

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    1. That is a fabulous statue, isn’t it? ❀ ❀

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  2. Wow! Phenomenal. I wish I could come up with something as spectacular as this, Jack. Woooow! πŸ™‚

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    1. I think I had help. After all, Aphrodite is my muse. ❀ ❀


  3. This was a brilliant piece of verse and made me think of a book by Robert Graves, The White Goddess.

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    1. WOW! Such praise from you. I am honoured and flattered.
      Thank you ever so much ❀ ❀ ❀

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      1. πŸ™‚ You’re too welcome. It’s a great book, and if you’ve not read it, do – it will resonate with so much of your journey.

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  4. I once rented a therapy room (as a massage therapist) in a small spa called ‘Aphrodite.’
    That name brought good and bad into my business. As an injury specialist, I was bonafide, and I had a thriving business, but that name also brought perverts and under cover police who perceived ‘Aphrodite’ to have a covert meaning. In reality, the owner was Greek, and he wanted to purvey the idea of feeling beautiful, healthy, loving and happy. How people perceive Aphrodite depends on their view of the world.
    Let there be Love, light, health and happiness… πŸ˜‰πŸ’Ÿ

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    1. Your story is both really cool and quite shocking.
      Maybe it’s fair to say that some guys are just utterly total jerks.
      Why am I unsurprised that ‘Plod’ thought Aphrodite meant perverts?
      Stay cool sweetheart. ❀ ❀ ❀


      1. It was a long time ago Jack, when I lived in Canada. I am retired now and constantly travelling…different life and definitely ‘cool!’ πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

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    2. that’s a me-too!
      retired very early,
      constantly on vacation,
      and I’m totally English cool.
      ❀ ❀ ❀

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