Lord of every ocean,
Greek God Poseidon,
Has eyed a beautiful maiden.
The chief priestess of Athena.
Scintillating Medusa bows down
to the goddess of the wisdom.
Poseidon from behind grappled
her and pinned her to the ground.
Gods bore witness to the rape
Yet did nothing. Just stayed
mute and deaf
As the priestess cried and dug
her nails into the alabaster shrug
Of Athena in hopes of help
In hopes of justice that'll never come.
The idol was idle. Gods ever-distant.
Laid bare on floor was prey of Poseidon.
She crawled to the statue of her patron.
"You are as cold as the stone you're made of."
No sooner did Medusa quote
than the goddess burst forth
The stone was animate now.
"You,my child, were ravaged before me.
Your mother. The patron of thee.
Forgive me and my inaction as a stone.
Patriarchy isn't restricted for earth alone.
Goddess of wisdom wanes before a God's will.
I cannot reverse the Fate but curse you I will.
This curse is a blessing in disguise.
Whoever dared to look into your eyes
Will be turned to a stone forever."
Her beauty was snatched from her.
She was branded as a vile monster.
This is a strange tale where no justice lies
And where the victim is the one getting victimised.