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a/n: Been brushing up on my Greek Legends, but although the names are all from the actual Greek myths, the story is straight from my imagination. It's a pretty dark poem, but I actally had quite a bit of fun writing it.
Enjoy. :)

_Flooding of the River Styx_

Never till the river runs,
Never will the black dog run;
Not until Clymenus comes:
Clymenus the Illustrius one.

River flowing fast and deep,
The river of eternal sleep,
A river made by those who weep;
Clymenus still it's gate doth keep.

When the river reaches here,
When Cerberus the hound is near,
Clymenus will release our fears:
The river swells with many tears.

A flood will then engulf us all
As Hades sends it's Clarion call,
Breaking every door and wall;
The strongest are the first to fall.

Dark tide to carry all away,
Clymenus holds us in his sway.
A darkness that will end the day;
In darkened sleep we all will lay.

Spudley Strikes Again

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The following comments are for "Flooding of the River Styx"
by Spudley

Thank you both for the comments. I had a feeling it might the sort of thing to appeal to you two. :)

( Posted by: Spudley [Member] On: July 6, 2003 )

I do like..
expect for the forced rhyming idea, because the idea of ryhming every line seems so forced and contrived, but if you just let it come out and flow anyway it seems that much better.

( Posted by: ryangilr0y [Member] On: April 10, 2005 )

Ryan, thank you.
Ryan, thank you for commenting; it's nice to know that people are still reading things I posted here so long ago.

I do write non-rhyming poetry as well. In fact, most of my poems don't rhyme, and when I do use it, I often try to experiment with unusual form.

But this one came to me with the rhymes, pretty much as you see it -- It was one of those that just flowed out of my subconscious and had to be written down.

Anyway, thanks for the comment. I hope you enjoyed it enough to try some of my other poems?

See you around! :)

( Posted by: Spudley [Member] On: April 10, 2005 )

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