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    dots Submission Name: The Curse of Apollodots

    Author: Realitywarp87
    ASL Info:    25/M/FL
    Elite Ratio:    3.1 - 27/53/63
    Words: 356
    Class/Type: Poetry/Longing
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       Inspired by the Greek myth of Apollo and Daphne, and his unrequited love.

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    dotsThe Curse of Apollodots

    A handsome lad; a fair young maiden
    Doomed to be united
    Through foul misplay and trickery
    Starts a tale of love unrequited

    The musings of a poet
    With lyrics of a bard
    Strumming so prolific
    Unable to be marred

    This radiant God Apollo
    Was a master of the lyre
    With a passion so intense
    It burned inside like fire

    The cause for his devotion
    The object of affection
    Was a nymph of elicit beauty
    Whom he considered to be perfection

    This maiden, Daphne, spurned all suitors
    Her mere presence was alluring
    Yet relentless in his fervent quest
    Apollo kept enduring

    The mischief Love would thus evoke
    Was wrought on by vexation
    A scheme to cause contempt and woe
    Conjured malicious elation

    With two arrows, one gold and one lead
    He pierced both hearts without contrite
    The golden tip incurring desire
    Whilst filled with hatred, the lead would incite

    Apollo lusted in pursuit
    Enamored with her entrances
    Begging the maiden for affection
    As she rebuffed all his advances

    The maiden Daphne kept on fleeing
    As he'd plead for her to stay
    Intent on remaining ever chaste
    For her father's help she'd pray

    "Peneus, save thou daughter
    And change thy mortal form
    For the beauty which I doth possess
    Hath only danger bourn"

    "Enclose the Earth around me
    Grant thy will, I do implore
    That I may be spared thy virtue
    And not spend thy life forlorn"

    Her legs instantly transformed to bark
    As branches, her arms, now sway
    With hair of leaves, she became a tree
    Whose feet were rooted where she lay

    Apollo embraced the beloved branches
    Hoping that she would be restored
    But the fervor that Apollo had shown
    Was one Daphne had abhorred

    Distraught, he made a solemn vow
    To decorate the heads
    Of kings and queens with crowns of wreaths
    Made from the leaves that she would shed

    With lyre now in hand he mourns
    And under shade sings of sorrow
    Of the laurel tree that holds his heart
    His love living through the morrow

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