Norman F. Santos

Rookie - 497 Points (Nov.19,1990 / Philippines)

Chrysalis - Poem by Norman F. Santos

Incongruous creeper of star crossed fate
Muted dreamer with a living to tolerate
Swanking too compensate the lack of luster
A sycophantic wish delivering a note of disaster
As you regress inexorably to a cringe of pity
A cocoon not of metamorphosis but of mediocrity
Hoisted in the blind relishing promise
A delirium of emancipation from apathetic premise
Quelling identity to bargain sympathy
A herald of toppling chance of divinity
You opt for opulent wings, lavish and capturing
Denied amplification with no point of returning
A fancy to take flight but no intention to soar
Mindlessly hoping to turn at the count of four
Blanched with profound searing undraping
Swathed with hope for brand new wings
A failure to acquaint the puissant enemy
Eternally ensnared in a cosset of turgidity

Topic(s) of this poem: dream, sleep


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Circa 2011 - Experimental Poetry

Comments about Chrysalis by Norman F. Santos

  • Mihaela Pirjol (1/14/2016 3:54:00 AM)


    Another greatly written poem of yours! I'll ponder on for some time! (Report) Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (12/10/2015 5:15:00 AM)


    A failure to acquaint the puissant enemy
    Eternally ensnared in a cosset of turgidity...Very deeply envision amazing poem shared here. Wisely drafted.10
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  • (12/10/2015 4:46:00 AM)


    paroparong siyudad
    sa kalsada lalakad lakad
    may ngiti, may sayang tingkad
    sa ginip nakababad
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 10, 2015



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