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Atlas ♁ (poem)

I want to be your Atlas, so I can
chisel away at “alas,” and grant you
relief from worries of the past.

I want to create a globe out
of those woes
to carry on my shoulders—
just for a moment.

Just so you can exhale the words:

“At last.”

© 2015 – Eva PoeteX


*In Greek Mythology, Atlas led the Titans in battle against Zeus. As a result, he was punished by Zeus and had to hold up the world on his back.

And something odd I’d like to share… Upon finishing this poem and finding an Atlas picture to post… Guess what I ended up seeing on my WordPress Reader? A post all about Atlas along with a photo. Poetic synchronicity much? 🙂



Evy Zen (formerly Eva PoeteX) is a mystic poetess, eclectic artist, fiction writer, and wellness advocate who calls the Greater Cleveland area home sweet home. Born a Clevelander with a Greek lineage, the arts started being a major part of her life the moment she picked up her first crayon. To date, dozens of Evy's writings have been featured in publications like Thought Catalog, The Journey Magazine, and Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry. As a spoken word poet, she has also had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous musicians across the globe. Currently, Evy is the Founding Editor of Poehemian Press and runs the decade-young poetry website (formerly The Artistic Muse). Additionally, she is the author of several independently and locally published poetry books, including "Esoterra" and "Sacred Shapes." Furthermore, she works as a full-time freelance writer and editor. In 2012, Evy received a Bachelor of Arts degree (honors) in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University. She also obtained a Diploma (distinction) in Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy four years later. When she's not creating, Evy Zen recharges her batteries by reading her weight in books ("The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho is her personal favorite), going on epic bike rides, meditating to ambient music, and racing super cars behind the safety of her computer or TV screen. To find out more, visit her official website at

13 thoughts on “Atlas ♁ (poem)

  1. Excellent poem!… So we are in synchro- mode Ha!… I already made a reference to Atlas on my post on the Pleiades. But I´ll be writing on Atlas, specifically on my upcoming post… Let me know if you are okay about me including this poem plus your avatar pic and a little bio linking, including link-s to your blog and social media if you are there too!…Just an proposal.. As you wish! All my best wishes. Aquileana 😀
    PS: All this would be in about two weeks…

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    1. Thank you so much! I’ve honestly had a lot of strange synchronicities involving Atlas as of late. And here’s another to add on the list. 🙂 I would be honored if you did that. Thank you! ❤ This just made my night, as I am a fan of your blog. 😀

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      1. How nice that I caught you tonight… Okay I will do, then… Will let you know If I have any doubt as to your bio or something!… Awesome! Thank you! … Best wishes! Aquileana ☆*

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