Epitaph of Narcissus



epitaph engraved
on tombstones as heartfelt accolades
to a departed soul,
poured emotions in golden words
written with ink of love,

but those whom none adored
whose insipid lives
remained barren, devoid
of ambrosia of affection,
are forgotten, buried in oblivion.


Narcissus had led such a life
a selfish ,self-engrossed existence
shunning all enamored
his ethereal, sculpted beauty
never acknowledging beauty of love
and boon he’d been endowed.

ruining the nymph Echo
and death of Amenias in love
on his threshold ,
bewailing his heartlessness
the Nemesis then punished
his callous and vain stance
falling a victim to his own beauty
enchanted by his own reflection
he died of unrequited love.

curse of narcissus

by poolside bloomed a sad flower
with grief in transparent veins,
gazing lovelorn at own reflection
in the Styx with longing,

a flower with soporific breath
and hueful bloom,
it lured the innocent Persephone
away aiding Hades in her abduction
as the pure elixir changed into wine
in blazing hearth of earth~
such is saga of daffodil
invisibly etched on history…

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