A Poem, Pandora’s Box

A little Greek Mythology anyone?
How about Pandora’s box?

I can remember learning about the Greek myth of Pandora’s box back in high school and thinking, “Wow, what an interesting myth.”
Long story short, Pandora was sculpted from clay by the Greek God Hephaestus and was purposely given deceitful gifts by the Gods to punish mankind. She was given a box but was told never to open it. Zeus knew she would open it because she was bestowed an unquenchable thirst of curiosity. She opened the box and released illness and hardships but closed it too soon, leaving hope trapped inside.

I put together a poem depicting the events…

Crafted by the Gods, the image of perfection
Her beauty one to behold
As she admires her reflection
This is a tale of curiosity pushed beyond its threshold
Adorned with gifts from the Gods, all seems well
Pandora admires her treasures with delight
A punishment to all mankind, her curiosity can’t quell
This box aesthetically pleasing her thoughts benight
One little peek in the box would surely be fine
It holds great gifts, and I am the bearer of all gifts
What is inside the box was meant to be mine
With a creak and a crack, the box top lifts
Illness and hardship rushed to the outside
With great fright, Pandora’s box slammed shut, leaving hope inside

Let me know what you think!
Thanks for reading!

Travis J. McRoy 2021 All Rights Reserved.

16 thoughts on “A Poem, Pandora’s Box

      1. You are too kind! I won’t lie; I am flattered. I’ve read some of your posts, and you are creative and clever as well. I’m glad we got connected, and I really look forward to more posts and interactions from you. πŸ˜πŸ™Œ

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