Eloida Capuno


Detoured


your eyes spoke eloquently
in silence
gaze darting
as if at any moment
you will be devoured by
an unknown force only your
greasy head can fathom

say what secrets can your weary
body hold
are u a victim or a predator
and those hands of grime and dirt
who could have they caressed
or murdered?

aah what thoughts goes with
those far away looks
as you move from corner to corner
in your tattered clothes
do you have regrets
or do not mind at all
completely lost in your own world.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Detoured by Eloida Capuno )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 165 Points Sharon Smith (3/2/2012 11:06:00 PM)

    This piece had me standing and seeing someone crouched on the ground looking at me as you described in the first verse..a tattered old jumper slung around his neck/shoulders. You captured the scene beautifully. Very well done! ! I work with the elderly, and when they speak of their lives, I am at times so surprised at the content and what they have endured. I believe that's why the 'wonderment' in your poem was so real.

    Thankyou eloida.

    Regards...Sharon. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Kazi Ahmed (9/27/2011 11:05:00 AM)

    Beautifully written well conceived poem.Words were chosen very carefully to content the inner rhythm of the poem. Thanks. (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. A Poison Tree, William Blake
  9. Jiske Dhun Par Duniya Nache, Kumar Vishwas
  10. TRUST COMMITMENT & LOVE, Tom Zart

Poem of the Day

poet Sarah Flower Adams

O Love! thou makest all things even
In earth or heaven;
Finding thy way through prison-bars
Up to the stars;
Or, true to the Almighty plan,
That out of dust created man,
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]