Wishing on the Stars – NaPoWriMo Day 2

The prompt today tells us to look to the stars…so I did!  I am also continuing the overall theme of healing, focusing on the constellation that features Apollo’s son, Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine. 

Note: Due to problems with the computer gods, this is being published via iPhone, so it may look a little weird 😳


Apollo’s baby son
saved from gruesome death

grew up to heal the sick
and raise the dead to life
enormous powers, invoked
with joyous abandon
but Hades pleaded with Zeus:
   stop this madness!
   my pit of death and suffering
   is being emptied, soul by soul
   my empire shrinks to naught
   as this marauding madman
   spreads, of all things, happiness!
so Zeus complied
and sent Asclepius
to live forever in the skies
where I pray that a few rays
of long-reaching healing 
can shine a loving light on me



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