The Eagle of Prometheus: A Poem

by | Original Poetry, The Poetry Deck | 4 comments

You swooped in
like the eagle of Prometheus
on silent stealthy wings. 

You blew in,
in through my doors
and the walls of my life,
at the speed of a hurricane
and with hurricane-force winds
tore down the shutters around my heart,
feeble thing,
and tore it,
still-beating, 
from between my grasping ribs.

You let my liver be —
but, oh me, I drowned
my sorrows in liquor
when you flew on your eagle’s wings
from me,
like a caged bird
glad to be free. My heart
in your talons,
you took a piece of me.

an eagle with wings spread, landing
a poem about heartbreak

Poet’s Notes

I like writing poetry about love because love is an incredibly universal emotion. For this reason, I can rest assured that people will relate to my love poetry. 

The first poem about love I shared here was “Curtain of Desire,” which you should give a read if you liked this poem. I write about both the good and bad of love. “Curtain of Desire” probably falls on the good side. For some more of the bad, check out “You Ruin Me.” 

Please tell me in the comments what you thought about “The Eagle of Prometheus”!

bleeding heart flowers representing heartbreak

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