poet Marieta Maglas

Marieta Maglas

Latina Time

This game is the way in which slaughter becomes an end in itself.

Acta est fabula plaudite
The play has been performed; applaud!

Surely, less obvious ways exist
The Darkness seeks to manipulate us into its service.


Actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea.
The act is not guilty unless the mind is also guilty.


Once all of them have won a very special princess prize,
the game is over....
and they will never buy another one.....

Alis grave nil.
Nothing is heavy to those who have wings

And maybe we cannot understand what's going on,
but we can understand that the players
skillfully hide behind the walls....
They think....

Cessante ratione legis cessat ipsa lex.
When the reason for the law ceases, the law itself ceases.


We seek escape from reality, we undermine our self-esteem.
Maybe we are unable to see them, but we need to talk about this.
And maybe they do not trust us when we tell them to come to us if they need
to talk....
....about those who become their victims......


Sed ipse Spiritus postulat pro nobis, gemitibus inenarrabilibus.
But the same Spirit intercedes incessantly for us, with inexpressible groans.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Poem Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/7/2019 4:31:00 AM)

    exactly wrote-
    We seek escape from reality, we undermine our self-esteem.
    Maybe we are unable to see them, but we need to talk about this.
    And maybe they do not trust us when we tell them to come to us if they need
    to talk..../// yeah; right you are

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  • Jankovic ZoranJankovic Zoran (4/20/2019 3:56:00 AM)

    Wenn ALEA IACTA EST let's go PER ASPERA AD ASTRA

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (6/4/2018 6:01:00 PM)

    A work of world class proportion. It reads better every time I am honored to read it!

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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (4/15/2018 11:25:00 PM)

    This poem and others written by you, show that you are to poetry what wine is to song.

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  • alan brown (4/7/2018 5:28:00 PM)

    a very interesting poem Marieta enjoyed Alan

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  • Tom Allport (3/15/2017 3:14:00 AM)

    an intriguing poem of what might be? maybe we are not meant to see? so that the illusion of free will would still exist..

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  • Ravi ARavi A (1/3/2017 11:06:00 PM)

    When the reason for the law ceases, the law itself ceases. This is something one must think about. You have said it.

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  • Siddartha MontikSiddartha Montik (12/7/2016 10:31:00 PM)

    Wonder when can we humans (all) get to that reality and realization. May be sure we left the natural course of life Long ago and fell in this Social thing and many of us have to go thru the guilt.. may be not for doing any wrong act.. but just for being living in this Guilt world!

    We seek escape from reality, we undermine our self-esteem.
    Maybe we are unable to see them, but we need to talk about this... a Real thought provoking Verse Mariata! Loved the Poem. Thank you for sharing! respects! 10+++!

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  • Dipankar SadhukhanDipankar Sadhukhan (12/7/2016 3:44:00 PM)

    A profound write with few good metaphors. This poem deserves the full marks 10.
    Thanks for inviting.

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (11/17/2016 9:23:00 PM)

    Very powerful drop. There is nothing in act if mind feels guilty. Loved this thought provoking write.10+++

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  • R SoosR Soos (11/17/2016 8:43:00 PM)

    I am pleased to have found such strong, thoughtful writing on Poem Hunter. You have made the hunt worthwhile!

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  • Unnikrishnan E S (11/17/2016 8:43:00 PM)

    Hi Marieta,

    The act is not guilty unless the mind is also guilty. That is what the law and norms say. But we judge others by their acts. That is the paradox. You have brought out the paradoxes/enigma very effectively, by interjecting the narrative with Latin. But your Latin is Greek to me. Sorry about that!

    Once all of them have won a very special princess prize,
    the game is over....
    and they will never buy another one.....- these line remind me of the story of Mahabharat, the great Indian epic: Prince Arjun, the middle one of the Pandavas got a gift- Princess Draupadhi. Their mother, Queen Kunti ordains that the gift should be shared by all of them. So Draupadhi became wife of all the five princes.: : : : That is, the game is not over. It just takes off from this point.

    And
    Nothing is heavy to those who have wings- fantastic line. Speaks volumes on the poetic imagination. Even the burden of one's grief becomes light, when one boards the 'flight of imagination', Great work. Enjoyed reading. Thank you for sharing. Continue writing and sharing. But Latin! ! ! 100 minus all the Latin...

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  • Rebecca NavarreRebecca Navarre (10/20/2016 6:57:00 PM)

    Wow! ! ! Is this ever Deep! AND Very Powerful! Excellent Write! ! !

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    R SoosR Soos(11/17/2016 8:39:00 PM)

    agree =: -)

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  • Anwar Hussain FarooquiAnwar Hussain Farooqui (10/11/2016 2:58:00 AM)

    Truly said, Man tries to escape from reality

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  • E.j. LangleyE.j. Langley (1/30/2016 1:49:00 PM)

    Are we inherantly good or evil? The Darkness seeks to manipulate us into its service is a very good line. Thanks for the poem.

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  • Thabani KhumaloThabani Khumalo (12/26/2015 5:44:00 AM)

    Sed ipse Spiritus postulat pro nobis, gemitibus inenarrabilibus.
    But the same Spirit intercedes incessantly for us, with inexpressible groans.

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  • Shah SurjaShah Surja (11/30/2015 2:28:00 PM)

    Sed ipse Spiritus postulat pro nobis,
    gemitibus inenarrabilibus.
    But the same Spirit intercedes
    incessantly for us, with inexpressible
    groans.

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  • David WoodDavid Wood (8/28/2015 6:49:00 AM)

    A lovely poem with good use of metaphor. Its thought provoking deep and emotional. Lovely.

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  • val Rogersval Rogers (7/26/2015 7:38:00 AM)

    BRAVO! ! This is an excellent work of Art.

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  • Pen AnthonyPen Anthony (7/15/2015 10:53:00 AM)

    I love this piece.. The diction is excellent

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