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Shelly Bryant

About this Christian Poet:
Shelly currently splits her time between Singapore and Shanghai, sometimes teaching English literature and sometimes studying Chinese language. She enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and cycling. You can visit Shelly's website

Men of Renown

mighty Hercules
in a prediluvian interview
reveals pained truths
the harsh realities
of the tortured psyche
of one born of sons of gods
and the too-beautiful
daughters of men
the talk show host
smiles and says
in perfect Nephilim accent
a life of power and fame
can be so hard
living in the public eye
scrutinized
everyone just waiting
for any little slip-up
when, after all
everyone's got
his own Achilles’ heel

Copyright ©2009 by Shelly Bryant