Aren't We?

Blessed be the silver spoons
Which feed us till we’re replete.
Blessed be the dream-filled moons
Which oversee us with glee.
Ambitious, aren’t we?
The moons illume 
A thousand seas
And take us to 
Places and people unseen.
Vagabonds, aren’t we? 
We hold the power to love and seduce,
To ensnare and release
These people and places till insanity ensues,
Till blooming roses fuse into debris.
A bunch of Peithos, aren’t we? 
It’s funny how people can read each other like poetry.
We are to some, Gideon, a hero of faith; 
And to some, Gideon, an agent of polemics.
A thousand ways to deduce what’s hidden behind our masquerades.
Impostors, aren’t we?



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Shifa Maqba

Wed 23rd Sep 2020 05:19

It's a delight to read your comments, Michael and John. Thanks for stopping by!

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John Marks

Wed 23rd Sep 2020 00:57

The rhetorical question rules?

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Michael Kwack

Tue 22nd Sep 2020 13:46

Sure, you are, Shifa, and hope we all are.
Beautiful !!

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Shifa Maqba

Mon 17th Aug 2020 11:59

A special mention to Jordyn, Neressa, Adam and Stephen for your generous roses. Thank you for stopping by!

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Shifa Maqba

Mon 17th Aug 2020 11:58

Thank you, Paul, Abdul, Philipos and Keith, for your overwhelming support. Y'all inspire me to write better, be better. Your generous roses are cherished as well!

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keith jeffries

Sat 15th Aug 2020 11:36


Another excellent poem.
Thank you


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Sat 15th Aug 2020 09:18

The unravelling of layers. Nice one Shifa - enjoyed. P. 👍

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Abdul Ahmad

Sat 15th Aug 2020 09:16

Indeed we hold the power to set our mind to do whatever we wish Shifa.
Another pearler.

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Paul Sayer

Sat 15th Aug 2020 09:11

We are indeed Shifa.
Another in-depth soulful read.


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