Daughter of Metis
You who inspired Odysseus
Inspire me now with wisdom
As I struggle daily to craft my life.
Protector of Cities
You who inspired Pericles
Inspire my social conscience
As I create a better world for my daughter
Athena Goddess of many Men
Who is many things to many people
Inspire my words and my writing
So that I may bring your gifts
To those who may read this poem
This song I offer you, and another at a future date.