Only Mortal

Alexander and Hephaestion Alexander and Hephaistion, by Andrea Camassei (credit: wikimedia commons)

Alexander conquered
with burnished hair curling
like a great feline’s mane.

He rode
needless of shield
hefting a bloodied sword
in his right hand.

Yet, when Alexander
dismounted,
it was Hephaistion’s shoulder
he leaned upon.

Author: redgladiola

Creative writer happily predisposed to flights of fancy. You can find my poetry and short prose at https://redgladiola.wordpress.com

11 thoughts on “Only Mortal”

  1. Well written, and an interesting view. Often, greatness recognized in an individual is in truth a collective effort. Succinct and well composed, thank you for this.

  2. Heya Red! I have enjoyed reading your work, so I nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog” award! I have no idea how it all works really, but there is a post on my blog about it. =) Keep up the good work!

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