For You

I would have
Like Medea
Cut my brother into pieces and
Scattered his remains

I would have
Like Cronus
Eaten my own

I would have
Like Icarus
Flown toward the sun
With waxed wings

I would have
Like Sisyphus
Pushed the boulder
Up the hill forever

I would have
Like Prometheus
Stolen the gods’

I would have
Like Ajax
Fallen upon
My own sword

I would have
If only you had
Crossed a puddle
For me.

28 comments on “For You

  1. yassy says:

    Wow .. nice 👍

  2. Lia says:

    Man you are romantic. Kinda swoony. Gives nice feelings to read. 💔

  3. Beautiful as always 💜

  4. Damn Mr. Grossman… 👌

  5. MERGIRLL says:

    Powerful!!!! You love deep and few have that capacity. Your writing literally causes an ache in my hopeless romantic heart.

  6. Poetpas says:

    Good one Benjamin ✍🏻

  7. What can I say Benjamin….just beautiful 👌

  8. Beck says:

    I love this! Absolutely love it!

  9. bejamin4 says:

    THANKS! Enjoy your weekend!

  10. Judy Kim says:

    So beautiful, Benjamin💖. I love mythology’s drama, you’ve encapsulated the beauty of those stories in a very modern way. I love this poem🌹

  11. Brandi S. says:

    That last stanza makes the heart drop. Sometimes we’re willing to do so much for someone, while wishing they would do something so simple for us. This is a beautiful poem, Benjamin. Heartfelt and moving!

  12. Lia says:

    I’m back here for a second hit, since nothing new today yet (ahem, I believe we are all waiting)… ;)) Btw I think Brandi S. said it best… 👆👆👌🌷👏

  13. scifihammy says:

    Such an unexpected ending! I love it. 😀

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