Chicano Poet

Monday, June 22, 2009


The Greeks gave the Trojans a beautiful
wooden horse as a peace offering

and the gullible Trojans
proceeded to wheel the horse

inside their fortifications
they did not realize

the Greeks had filled the Trojan horse
with poets

filled every nook and cranny
with poets

therefore posterity does not tell us
who won the war

but we do know that volumes upon volumes
of poetry were written

about what life was like
inside the rotting, wooden horse.


At 9:06 AM, Blogger Jim Murdoch said...

Nice take. Enjoyed it.

At 10:26 PM, Blogger Ivan Donn Carswell said...

Aha, so that is the true origin of Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts! I guess there has to be a beautiful woman in there somewhere too. Cheers, Ivan

At 12:45 AM, Blogger RC said...


Thanks,Ivan.Ah,yes,the face that launched a thousand ships.I guess I wasn't wearing my thinking slacks.


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