Kostas Lagos

Scarecrow - Σκιάχτρο

Make no mistake dear passerby

It isn't Deaththat laughs like a raven

upon the scarecrow of your existence

It's Life that slipped away while you

were making theories about living



Μην μπερδεύεσαι περαστικέ αγαπητέ

Δεν ειν' ο Θάνατος που σαν κόρακας γελά

πάνω από το σκιάχτρο της ύπαρξής σου

Ειν' η Ζωή που ξεγλίστρησε την ώρα

που θεωρίες έφτιαχνες για το πως να ζεις

Topic(s) of this poem: life and death

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Form: Epigram


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Comments about Scarecrow - Σκιάχτρο by Kostas Lagos

  • Anjandev Roy (8/16/2020 10:38:00 AM)

    An absolute gem.....thank u, dear poet.....anjandev roy.

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (7/28/2020 4:57:00 PM)

    It's Life that slipped away while you
    were making theories about living

    It is not the raven...
    what a great philosophical thinking.
    yes we are all busy making theories.
    love this poem . a big 10. tony

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  • Mary SkarpathiotakiMary Skarpathiotaki (3/29/2020 3:17:00 PM)

    Έξοχο ακριβώς έτσι 10++++++

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (3/21/2020 8:47:00 AM)

    It's Life that slipped away while you
    were making theories about living.. it is so true our discussions and phlosophizing does not serve any purpose.
    live, work hard. love and do everything for love. then you live. wonderful thought. tony

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (3/21/2020 8:46:00 AM)

    It's Life that slipped away while you
    were making theories about living

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  • Marie ShineMarie Shine (10/3/2019 4:47:00 AM)

    A superbly penned poetic gem which depicts the actions of the twins life and death while we are busy making plans and speculating about life. Lovely use of simile and I love the visual detail in this insightful and thought provoking poem. It is so true that no matter how long a lifetime is, it is over in the blink of an eye. Thank you for sharing, Kostas... Have a nice day!

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (9/18/2019 12:40:00 PM)

    Make no mistake dear passerby

    It isn't Deaththat laughs like a raven

    upon the scarecrow of your existence

    It's Life that slipped away while you

    were making theories about living



    Wow- -what a wonderful poem about life!

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  • Julia Luber (7/31/2019 10:50:00 AM)

    Clever anecdote about the dangers of detached dissection and analysis of life.

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  • Denis MairDenis Mair (7/6/2019 12:56:00 PM)

    Indeed! If you let life slip away, it comes back to haunt you like a portent of doom. A crow does not fear a scarecrow. I like the aphoristic style.

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (3/31/2019 10:23:00 AM)

    Brilliant! ! ! ! Wisely penned.10+++

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    Kostas LagosKostas Lagos(4/3/2019 12:57:00 AM)

    Thank you my friend.......................................

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (3/30/2019 12:30:00 PM)

    An observation most significant. When life is in front of you, you let it slip through your fingers.
    Dear Kostas, all your poems have powerful messages. Thank you for sharing.

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    Kostas LagosKostas Lagos(4/3/2019 12:56:00 AM)

    Thank you dear Geeta! Your comments are always encouraging

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (3/26/2019 12:06:00 PM)

    a bit obscure for this scarecrow. give me Dorothy and Oz any day.

    bri

    ;)

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    Kostas LagosKostas Lagos(3/26/2019 2:14:00 PM)

    A Dorothy and Oz on the way....

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (3/22/2019 6:56:00 AM)

    Death is not the real threat, but time that slipped away unnoticed while we were so engrossed in planning how to live. A very concise and epigrammatic write! A sure 10

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    Kostas LagosKostas Lagos(3/23/2019 3:53:00 AM)

    Thank you for your appreciation Valsa!

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (3/21/2019 3:57:00 AM)

    ghost
    can't make too scary scene

    but
    the living peoples
    make most heinous scary scene than ghost!

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    Kostas LagosKostas Lagos(3/21/2019 4:09:00 AM)

    I agree Mahtab......

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  • Jankovic ZoranJankovic Zoran (3/20/2019 5:21:00 PM)

    ... like a raven on the scarecrow... exelent. Planing life in real time is one thing and making life theories is an impossible mission. I agree that he has philosophies in this poem.

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    Kostas LagosKostas Lagos(3/21/2019 4:08:00 AM)

    That's my point! Thank you Zoran!

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  • Akhtar Jawad (3/20/2019 5:16:00 AM)

    A philosophic idea, it's not death that snatches life from us, it's age that apparently growing but in fact it's slipping from our hands, q wonderful poem by Kostas Lagos.

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    Kostas LagosKostas Lagos(3/20/2019 8:52:00 AM)

    Thanks Akhtar............................

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (3/19/2019 5:44:00 PM)

    Make no mistake dear passerby

    It isn't Deaththat laughs like a raven

    upon the scarecrow of your existence

    It's Life that slipped away while you

    were making theories about living
    ........100000000+++

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (3/19/2019 5:43:00 PM)

    Brilliant piece of poetry dear friend.... thanks

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    Kostas LagosKostas Lagos(3/20/2019 1:21:00 AM)

    Thank you Prabir for both of your comments!

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  • Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess (3/19/2019 5:31:00 PM)

    Whoa!
    Definite food for thought!
    'Live it, don't merely theorise'!
    Great write, Kostas! : -)

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    Kostas LagosKostas Lagos(3/19/2019 5:38:00 PM)

    Thank you dear Poetess

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  • Bill CantrellBill Cantrell (3/19/2019 4:42:00 PM)

    Bravo, this is exceptionally good! ! ! I expect this to be poem of the day! !

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    Kostas LagosKostas Lagos(3/19/2019 5:09:00 PM)

    Thanks Bill. Your comment is quite motivational

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