One can imagine Aphrodite’s disquiet
when she arose from the sea in Paphos
and saw the Cypriots running riot.
She thought, at first, that her siblings,
The Erinyes, had wreaked havoc
to punish the people for their failings
or that, Zeus, in Olympus, being cross,
had discharged a thunderbolt on the isle
to show the islanders who was boss.
She soon realised that her supreme god
had been superseded by other deities,
such as Odin and Thor, and that was odd.
As the new regime advocates pragmatism
a meeting was arranged to sort the crisis;
yet some proposals could stifle dynamism
© Luigi Pagano
Portugal and Ireland to be given more bailout repayment time
Luigi Pagano is a contributor to Poetry24 and other websites. He has published three poetry collections the latest of which is Poetry On Tap.