A Brief Break for Love

Today we offer a brief break from the writers group blogs for some humor. I was looking for a music file and I came across this.  I’d written it years ago, probably when I started teaching mythology, and completely forgotten about it.  Just now I showed it to my own wife, and she died laughing.  So here it is.  It’s to the tune of “Do You Love Me?” from Fiddler on the Roof.

DO YOU LOVE ME? (REVISITED)

ZEUS: Hera, do you love me?

HERA: Do I what?

ZEUS: Do you love me?

HERA: Do I love you?

Z: Well?

H: With Persephone still missing
And the troubles down in Troy?
You’re upset. You’re worn out.
Go and find some little boy.
Maybe it’s indigestion.

Z: Hera, I’m asking you a question.
Do you love me?

H: I’m your sister.

Z: I know. But do you love me?

H: Do I love him?

Z: Well?

H: For forty-thousand years I’ve cleaned your house,
Cooked your meals, pressed your grapes,
Made your mistress love a cow.
After forty-thousand years, why talk about love right now?

Z: Hera, the first time I saw you was when our dad threw up.
It was messy.

H: I agree.

Z: I was grossed out.

H: Just like me!

Z: But with no one else to wed,
I took my sister to my bed.
So now I’m asking you, Hera.
Do you love me?

H: You’re a fool!

Z: But do you love me?

H: Do I love him?

Z: Well?

H: For forty-thousand years I’ve fought with him,
Yelled at him, screamed at him.
Kept the Viagra under wraps.

Z: Shh!

H: I’d have to say . . . perhaps.

Z: Then you might love me?

H: I suppose it’s true.

Z: And I think I might love you, too.

BOTH: It doesn’t change a thing, but even so,
After forty-thousand years, it’s nice to know.

–Steven Harper Piziks

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