The Lonely Throne Waits (Devotional Acrostic Challenge)

Week 1 prompt – Dark, Khthonic, Underworld Gods or Spirits

[A self-reflection of Hades, written at His insistence.]

Towering above Your subjects, at the
Height of Your power, You are loved and feared, yet
Everything feels so empty.  You possess
Lovely jewels, but these jewels
Only serve to remind You of the one You do
Not yet possess.  Oh, how You have watched the
Elegant Maiden above, as She
Laughs, frolicking with the other
Young girls.  Her hair as soft as silk, Her
Tender voice as sweet as fresh
Honey from the comb.  But could She ever
Really love You?  Will She
Open Her heart to these, Your subjects, to rule with
Nuance and subtlety, to be a Queen of worth for
Each of the spirits You are charged
With?  The seat beside You is empty, has been for
All Your tenure as King of the Shades of the Dead, yet soon
It will cradle the form of Your Sister’s Daughter,
The most beautiful of Goddesses, and be lonely no longer.
So why then are You so afraid to at last retrieve Your bride?

3 responses to “The Lonely Throne Waits (Devotional Acrostic Challenge)

  1. This is wonderful self-reflection of Hades.
    Thank you for sharing with me. ❤️

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