ODYSSEUS' FATE; A NEW JOURNEY BEGINS
Many years have passed away, since Odysseus
and his beloved Penelope has reconciled.
For many years, there was peace in Ithaca
but the man skilled in all ways of contending,
was yet to satisfy his desire for adventures.
As it was foretold by that dark prince of Thebes,
The blind prophet Teiresias, whom the greathearted Odysseus
met with years past in the land of the dead.
The great Odysseus was finally ready to leave
the land of Ithaca where he grew up and where his soul
would always be. True, he has grown old with years, his skin
wrinkled and his hair white as a dove who flew high in the
skies of Olympus. None would change his mind and as he
looked back to take one last look, at his beautiful kingdom,
there were two who approached him.
Telemachus, who now stood as tall as an olive tree,
alongside his mother, Penelope, the faithful wife of Odysseus.
Both had grim looks upon their faces, for neither wanted
this great man to leave his kingdom. Telemachus started his pleas:
"Father, must you leave us
behind once again after so many years of hardship and pain?
How can you leave mother behind and go on
to some distant place? Have the gods in Olympus
really made you that hard and cruel? Please come back,
for our sake!"
Besides the prince, the old and faithful Penelope
started to cry and that did not go unnoticed by Odysseus
who then took her in his arms and comforted her.
The versatile Odysseus finally said:
my son, it is true that you had to go through pain and
suffering for you lacked a father when you needed one.
You had the courage to not...