Doris Cornago


A Lone Masked Jagged Juggernaut - Poem by Doris Cornago

Duckling in a small pool, you came on a whirlpool
Of a storm and tried to to see how another world
Fits your temperament, blazing unending duels
Words crossed, muggle, laughing most times
Silliness, compensation for lack of interest
Scope the battlefield, injured, outwitted
Back into dark hole, suddenly realized
Words tear and mend us, anger cuts
Understanding clothes nakedness
In time, blooms out of the ooze
Blood mixed in pungent brine
Grimy after a fray, we meet
At water's edge, bathing
In refreshing coolness
Easing sordidness
Scared of your
Utter silence
Personal
Defeats
Glitter like
Sharp sword
By a lone masked
Jagged juggernaut
Donkeys caught in your
Slay spree, wasted wisdom
Lack of forgiveness, spent all
Packing my bags, yet stopped in
Recall, you're the only one who has
Truly loved me with unswerving loyalty
Treated me with respect even when in my
Circumspect, watched me with keen eyes as
A panther will watch a potential prey, dark eyes
Glinting, not committing to anything but relying on
Logic, sorting evidences as facts and fiction, omission
Discounted as weakness, telling you all what's the score
Separation prohibited, soon reminded by chapters in books

Topic(s) of this poem: communication, forgiveness, logic, pretence, self discovery, unconditional love

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Two people trying to fit in a relationship are in a constant struggle like a duckling and a baby panther trying to swim together in a very small pool. Not all circumstances are the same but the situation is similar for two wild creatures in a pond having unbridled fun.

Comments about A Lone Masked Jagged Juggernaut by Doris Cornago

  • (5/21/2018 9:09:00 PM)

    Congrats on get POTD on the Most Boring Site on the web. Watch out for that child molester RMSmith Already ReportedReply

    (5/21/2018 9:37:00 PM)

    Judith Blatherwick has resurrected her anonymity. She has become her own worst enemy. Having been banned she is now 20 odd names on this site.

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  • Savita Tyagi (5/21/2018 8:53:00 PM)

    Interesting poem in style and narration of a very complex subject as relationship. A great read. Congratulations for member poem place. (Report)Reply

    Doris Cornago(6/4/2018 1:35:00 AM)

    Thank you, Savita. I am as much delighted in your response as I was in writing the poem.

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  • Akhtar Jawad (5/21/2018 7:15:00 PM)

    A panther will watch a potential prey, dark eyes
    Glinting, not committing to anything but relying on
    Logic, sorting evidences as facts and fiction, omission
    Thoughtful lines of a logical poem. Congrats!
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    Doris Cornago(6/4/2018 1:36:00 AM)

    Thank you for this profound thought, Akhtar. :)

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  • Lyn Paul (5/21/2018 6:30:00 PM)

    A wonderful description of the difficulties that can be in a relationship. Pieced together beautifully. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/21/2018 1:34:00 PM)

    Recall, you're the only one who has
    Truly loved me with unswerving loyalty
    Treated me with respect....very good poem and the explanation makes it better....... thank u dear poetess and congrats! ! tony
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  • Sarah Persson (5/21/2018 12:41:00 PM)

    Congratulations on POTD Doris (Report)Reply

    (5/21/2018 1:37:00 PM)

    Poems get better with the fellowship of poets. Thank you, Sarah.

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  • (5/21/2018 9:08:00 AM)

    Congratulations on your thought-provoking poem being selected as Member Poem Of The Day. (Report)Reply

    (5/21/2018 1:38:00 PM)

    Hi Lamar. Thank you for your lovely company. :)

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  • Perdita Young (5/21/2018 7:48:00 AM)

    Very peculiar poem in the shape of an hourglass~ :) Like a duckling and a baby panther trying to swim together, the tension can be felt there in the reading. (Report)Reply

    (5/21/2018 8:41:00 AM)

    Hi Perdita. Indeed, they are. The panther was trying to be friends but the duckling would have none of it - the usual start of a relationship between mismatched personalities. :)

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  • (5/21/2018 6:17:00 AM)

    This is a most unlikely relationship but it happens all the time to two persons of clashing temperaments. :) (Report)Reply

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  • Robert Murray Smith (5/21/2018 2:19:00 AM)

    Congratulations on your poem.++10 (Report)Reply

    (5/21/2018 5:56:00 AM)

    Hi Robert, it's an honor to be greeted by fellow poets. Thank you. :)

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  • Britte Ninad (5/21/2018 1:45:00 AM)

    like to quote-

    Words tear and mend us, anger cuts
    Understanding clothes nakedness
    In time...
    ..Blood mixed in pungent brine
    Grimy after a fray..
    .....
    yet stopped in
    Recall, you're the only one who has
    Truly loved me with unswerving loyalty

    nice description 10+++
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    (5/21/2018 5:57:00 AM)

    You're as amazing as the poem, Britte, to notice those details. Thank you. :)

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/21/2018 1:42:00 AM)

    As facts and fictions! !

    Love and art.

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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    (5/21/2018 6:00:00 AM)

    It's my pleasure, Edward, I share all the honor with those who read with appreciation. :)

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (5/21/2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Dear Doris, such a wonderful poem of the day...congrats for being chosen... big 10++++ (Report)Reply

    (5/21/2018 5:59:00 AM)

    It's twice the honor to be appreciated and understood. Thank you, Bernard. :)

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 3, 2018


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