poet Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos

Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos

A Hell Turned Paradise

My beloved
I always remember
Once my soul
Had taken a ride
On a marital-bliss river
Jubilant nothing or no one
Could put us asunder.

But after I learnt
You have sown mistrust
On the fertile ground
Of my heart
When you cheated on me
Wilfully letting
A cherished corner
To a lover another
The quite donning
Ecstasy's river
Which I happily
Used to ride
Had taken leave
For ever
To uncharted water!

Bringing warmth
To my hearth,
Once you had made
My life a paradise on earth
Soon to change it to
An earthly hell
Worse than what sinners
Expect after death!

Topic(s) of this poem: life, life and death

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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From what I read being cheated by a partner is deadly than death
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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (3/28/2020 6:21:00 AM)

    A poignant reflection elegantly crafted with clarity of thought and mind. A passionate piece with strong emotions. Thanks for sharing, Alem.

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  • Amelia CavazosAmelia Cavazos (7/1/2016 12:46:00 PM)

    It is written nicely, and I love the meaning behind the words. Turning something so heart wrenching into something so equally heart wrenching, it isn't easy. Beautiful work.

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  • Roseann Shawiak (9/2/2015 10:45:00 AM)

    Your words are true, cheating by a partner is pure hell, deadlier than death, it rips your heart out and tears your soul. My heart goes out to your friend, it is a difficult thing to have to deal with, there are so many other women out there who deserve a love that's true and would never cheat on them. Hopefully, one will find him soon. Thank you for expressing the pain of a cheaters lies, it may help others to know of this deceit that could happen to anyone. RoseAnn

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  • Alem Hailu G/kristosAlem Hailu G/kristos (9/2/2015 10:17:00 AM)

    Thank you
    A close friend of mine suffered a lot. Living abroad he invested his time and money on his girl who was not faithful.He missed so many honest girls in the mean time

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  • Muhammad ImtiyazMuhammad Imtiyaz (9/2/2015 9:56:00 AM)

    very true...well crafted piece.

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  • Pijush BiswasPijush Biswas (9/2/2015 9:43:00 AM)

    Here a lover's little depression is revealed.

    the poem is written quite well.

    like this
    thanks

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    Alem Hailu G/kristosAlem Hailu G/kristos(9/2/2015 10:17:00 AM)

    Thank you a close friend of mine suffered a lot. Living abroad he invested his time and money on his girl who was not faithful.He missed so many honest girls in the mean time
    SPT

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