The Power Of Gods
He would have had an easier journey
if he hadn’t harmed Neptune’s son.
He should have beat a hasty retreat
from the sailor-eating giant
leaving him unharmed by anybody
And Aeolus’s gift of winds to speed them homewards
was not a blessing when Neptune heard about it.
So unsurprising that he magicked the sailors
into letting the winds out of their bag
with a chorus of “all together now”.
What did he expect!
Gods are powerful,
some more than others.
The blinding his son was a fairly big offence in Neptune’s eyes
and having control of the seas is a pretty impressive power.
So, Odysseus paid the price.
And then there was Circe.
Not only the goddess daughter of Titan,
Circe was also a witch,
of course she was,
she was female
so it went with the territory,
but her magic skills
were more renowned than most
and thus more feared by men
and rightly so.
I wonder if he ate pork in his year long stay.
I wonder if he counted the swine restored to sailors
or if he preferred not to know if any were missing.
I like to think he knew she bested him
with her roasted pork and crispy bacon.