Mariam Taufeeq


In Ignorance


Embittered by his own creations,
Tired of all pale animations,
Man set out to conquest the world.
No fear in stride,
With peacock pride,
He lifted his head too high.
And fell off the brink of precipice.
From sudden flame and light
To darkness and cold ice.
Ah, for ignorant pride,
Is ignorant in deed.
Is ignorant in greed.
Is ignorant in whimsical wanderings.
And man is, truly is,
Too ignorant to heed
The fate of ignorant pride.

Submitted: Monday, December 31, 2012
Edited: Monday, December 31, 2012

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 (In Ignorance by Mariam Taufeeq )

Enter the verification code :

  • Tony Karas (12/31/2012 6:19:00 AM)

    Very nice. Man does, indeed, have a tendency towards haughty pride... but also contained within is the ability to completely transcend himself and ascend to the divine. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Missing You, Ronald Chapman
  2. You Are Beautiful, Ronald Chapman
  3. The Gift, Ronald Chapman
  4. Reaching Yellow River, Roberta Hill Whiteman
  5. Philadelphia Flowers, Roberta Hill Whiteman
  6. Highland laddie, Peter Hall
  7. Night, Ronald Chapman
  8. Because such is life, Peter Hall
  9. Morning Talk, Roberta Hill Whiteman
  10. Heaven, Ronald Chapman

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Young Love lies sleeping
In May-time of the year,
Among the lilies,
Lapped in the tender light:
White lambs come grazing,
White doves come building there:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]