Medusa – A Poem

Luna has been writing for the last twenty years. Her inspiration mostly comes from nature, ancient history and classic literature. But she has also looked up to the great work of poets such as Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickenson. Because her passion for writing and reading doesn’t stop at sonnets and novels.

Luna has also read Shakespeare and fables by The Brothers Grimm. Wondering where it all began and so the mythologies of the great ancient civilizations awaken her mind and felt the need to write stories that took form in her mind. Luna’s knowledge of history, fantasy and Gothic that she’s studied over the years brought her to where she is today: a writer, poet, and researcher for Enchanting Tales.

Medusa Greek Mythology

Medusa Greek Mythology


I stroll through an endless sea of statues, taking in every face, every detail. As they range from human, animal and the occasional mystical beast.

I reach the center of my stone garden. I stare at the man standing at the center. My one true love and my first victim. The slight hiss is a mere background noise.

I have grown used to the sound while confined here. My once black hair now nothing more than a nest of hissing serpents.

That appear to be as restless as myself, wondering if my eyes were still blue? I dare not look upon a reflective surface, knowing it will only bring me pain.

For us so called Gorgons silence and stone are our only friends as punishment for pissing off a goddess.

At the beginning I felt smug knowing Athena’s rage was directed only at me but now I wish I had never made such a foolish mistake. For a second of passion has led to centuries of heartbreak.

Medusa Greek Mythology

Medusa Greek Mythology

Love of Greek Mythology

Luna has always been a fan of Greek mythology and enjoys the legends of both the heroes and monsters of the realm. While watching videos online, she came across a piece based around Medusa of her staring at a mirror as it slowly changes from normal to what she had become.

You can tell that the writer was able to empathize how Medusa might have felt, given her love of Greek mythology. I particularly enjoy this poem because Medusa is often thought of as a villain. I would like to think she her actions lead her down a path of mistakes and regret, maybe never really being a horrible person.

Contact the Author

If you’d like to read other poems from Luna, feel free to check out her collection of poems in the book titled Sherwood Aslyum: A Book of Poetry available on Amazon and has new poems posted on Deviant Art.

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