My Poetry

Demeter’s Other Daughter

(2005)

I was Demeter’s other daughter
the unwanted one
When I was stolen away
When I was raped
When I was abused
Demeter’s fields still
grew beautiful golden wheat
Demeter’s flowery sites
still delivered up golden fruits
for harvest

When I was beaten
Demeter looked away
When I was tied and gagged
Demeter continued to
look with love upon
the golden haired one’s
head, dear Persephone
the goddess’ only love

Dear Persephone
Who the goddess lived
and died for
Dear Persephone
Who the goddess loved
and breathed for

When I was raped
I was at home
in the kitchen
in the living room
in the bed

When I was raped
and Demeter saw
it was because
Demeter was the goddess
raping me
I was Demeter’s other daughter

~ Kate

2 thoughts on “My Poetry

  1. You know, when I read the Demeter and Persephone myth, I envied Persephone, that her mother cared enough to go on strike in order to win her freedom. I wrote a poem about that myth too. I’ll see if I can find it and post it on my blog.

    SDW

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