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T o H e r a. F r o m A F e l l o w S u f f e r e r
Hera, darling, did you know at first?
Could you tell how the future would be?
Did your goddesse's mind and your women's heart
tell you what you couldn't see?
When it first began, did you pretend not to see?
Did you act like you didn't know?
You stayed with him, loved him,
protected his name, as if he were pure as snow.
Did you laugh when he joked, smile when he spoke,
and blush when he touched your face.
Did your heart yearn as it broke, but still fill for him
with love you could never erase?
And when you snapped it was finally time
for him to face what he'd done
But then... to your shock, he shrugged it all off
and said, "You knew you weren't the only one."
Your tears ran gold, and your heart poured out,
as you felt as though you couldn't go on.
But you picked yourself up, and you took it in hand
and the battles lines were drawn.
You gave him a line, you gave him choices,
You laid down his future route.
and he swore up and down he'd be faithful to you,
and he thanked you for calling him out.
But then... as you knew it would, it started again.
He left you for weeks at a time.
And when he came home, in his beautiful hair,
were other scents softly entwined.
You simply could not pretend this time
and you told him right out that you knew.
and he promised again, and again,
and again, that he always would love only you.
Tears were falling again, but your voice remained strong
and you told him to "just keep right on"
Instead, you would punish anyone that he loved,
and the offspring of each liaison.
You kept your word the best that you could,
and your name became one to be feared.
Hera the great, the avenger, the strong,
one to be greatly revered.
Hey, Darling, do you know how I know?
Do you wonder I I see your mind?
Oh, Darling though this may surprise you to hear...
Zeus is not one of a kind.
E. T. 4/10/18
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