Mariam de Haan

Rookie - 87 Points (04 October 1993 / Pemba, Tanzania)

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The rose wilts,
Petal by petal.
The candle melts
Flicker by flicker.
The human ages
Wrinkle to wrinkle.

At each insult
Hate grows stronger.
But each smile
Makes the devil weaker.

And we thought
We would be together
But we knew it was never forever
Yet we said 'never say never'
But does forever last ever and ever?

The butterfly
Is reduced to dust.
The sea cucumber
Throws up his guts.

The photo is taken
Another fake pose.
Of a memory
You'll hold close.

The wind outside howls and whistles,
Spreading the leaves and the thistles.
While I spin in my chair,
Catching the momentum in my hair.

Submitted: Sunday, October 07, 2012
Edited: Monday, October 08, 2012


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A friend of mine asked to make a 'confusing' poem, one that doesn't show an obvious subject. This is my attempt to do so. I had two things in my mind at the time I wrote it but tried to merge them so that they could fit one theme. Have a guess and tell me what you think it is about.

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Guy Thierry Tenkouano (10/8/2012 7:58:00 PM)

    Nice poem! Here's my attempt at guessing what you were thinking about
    1-how till may seal destiny and only the present moment matters
    2-how there's inextricably challenges and obstacles that rise but crumble under a chilled immovable personality
    The second one came at me randomly but i just decided to go with the flow and say it.
    Plus I believe sth about a flow is involved. (Report) Reply

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