Bizarre Memoirs

by Rania Moallem   Feb 22, 2011


I wonder if you still paint your
face with novel features at
sundown, if the lips you once
wore still split as untruths caress
your wits with new principles;
meant for a new season.

I never thought you would leave
permanent tokens behind your feet.

Lies, that's all I remember,
as absurd words sprint deep
through unaligned recollections
each time your song plays
at the back of my mind.

Shame...

You were as gentle as a dove, alas
never held the wisdom of a real
serpent..

-I fled-

by: Rania Moallem
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Challenge from Brit : "Be as wise as a serpent, but as gentle as a dove".

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  • 6 years ago

    by Mr Rhee

    My, oh my. This was so well done. I must agree with the comment above. So powerful and emotional. Some very inteligent writing here. Well done.

  • 6 years ago

    by PinkyPrincess

    Wow! Nana this poem is so wonderful... I loved it and I love the inspiration behind it "Be as wise as a serpent, but as gentle as a dove". I like the way you incorporated that into your poem...

    This is my favorite stanza:

    "Lies, that's all I remember,
    as absurd words sprint deep
    through unaligned recollections
    each time your song plays
    at the back of my mind."

    It's just so powerful and emotional... I loved the part about your song playing at the back of my mind.... So nice!!

    Great job my dear :)

  • 6 years ago

    by Cindy

    Congrats on your win!
    Love Cindy

  • 6 years ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Nana, congrats times a million! God bless you and Mary keep you in your writing- you will change the heart of this nation!

    Lovely work :)

  • 6 years ago

    by Michael D Nalley

    The depth is so sublime in this masterpiece I feel unworthy to comment, though I will attempt to reflect the awe it made me feel