Hephaestus Forges Love

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I figure ol’ Hephaestus for a typewriter man. In another time, he might have made a fine repairman of all things bent and broken, an artist in iron and steel. Why, there’s no telling what kind of machines we’d be knocking on.

Maybe he needed a little anger management training. Maybe he wouldn’t have been quite prepared for the women’s movement. I’ll bet he could fix fix a few of my typewriters, though. There’s that.

And Aphrodite? She could hold her own.

19 thoughts on “Hephaestus Forges Love

  1. This poem remains my favorite Monda creation. I always felt kind of bad for Hephaestus. Here he is all ugly and lame, but kept around because he has a useful skill, then he gets THE girl, and she screws around on him with frickin' Ares.

  2. Thanks, y'all! And no, Mike, Hephaestus couldn't catch a break. There's a trophy-wife life lesson in this somewhere.I'm not sure what \”sad irons\” are, but they made me think of the poor fella.

  3. Monda, darlin', how have I missed reading one of your very own poems until now? I love this. Them ancient Greeks knew a thing or two about human nature, that's for sure.Do you have some poetry collections published? I'm gonna mosey around your blogosphere & see if I find some more.

  4. I used to be a poet, but misplaced my 'edge' somewhere in the 90s. If anyone finds it, please wrap it carefully and send it back to me. I'll pay postage.

  5. Oh, lordy, Monda. Me, too. I wrote lots of poetry in my twenties. Delivered lots of heart-breakingly earnest public readings, those precursors to poetry slams, back in the 70's & 80's. O-2-B young. By the time one is \”of a certain age,\” one is too tired to be edgy. Although, I will admit that hot flashes & sleep deprivation due to night sweats give one's attitude a certain \”je-ne-sais-quoi.\” Perhaps you'll recherche your attitude when you hit menopause.Something to look forward to…perhaps.

  6. Oh, wow! I so love vintage! The poem is great but I just can't help but notice how you present your stuff here. So artistic, you are! Keep it up! 🙂

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