Treasure Island

Cyrus Diaz

(November 23,1989 / Lampanusan Kalilangan Bukidnon)

Cleopatra In Disguise


You, you lady
With a posture
Of a whore,
Abhor the whole
World and repulsed
The men, with your
Candor, Antony
Oh the great Antony
With your lure
He was befall
Vindictive Cleopatra
thousand ships have
come within reach
of Egypt’s dock
to witness your
beauty, thy fetid beauty
In your cup
Men sips the poison
Of an asp, a
Poignant poison
that held
them in your
Dominion,
Cleopatra dear,
Why did you
End thy life?
Isn’t it beautiful?
with such a charm
The world, the men
You have turned
Spite, with malevolence
The universe demise.

Submitted: Monday, December 19, 2011
Edited: Monday, December 19, 2011

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  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (1/4/2012 4:43:00 AM)

    you nailed it right
    cleopatra is best characterized in this poem
    (though for me cleopatra is my favorite powerful woman) i still know in my heart how men fell for her beauty

    Read also my Ahh...Women(salamat) (Report) Reply

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