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 😳

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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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