Hunting to be Hunted [a war by instinct]

by Melpomene   Apr 29, 2010


"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend."
-Martin Luther King, Jr

Like nightfall -
he impersonates the sunset upon my lips.

An elixir of evanescent fireflies;
caged by rings of fire.

He is no more than a Nemeses to my heart,
Evocative enough to illuminate
comets upon my path...

...with memories to guide me home.

[a war within ourselves]

Yet I, I'd wait;
for the many times he may vanish within raindrops.

Allowing paper flowers to shine.

Leaving me with no more then a survival kit
-an hourglass to shift time.

[a war of difference]

He like a tiger -hunts,
camouflaged by tide.

Unexplainable to the essence of sempiternal,
shifting delicacy upon my mind.

[a war of change]

Like dawn -
he'd re-emerge tainted of violent midnights

and I a rabbit slumbered
oblivious 'neath his paw.

-a penumbra.

Nursing he;

who was -
hunting to be hunted.

a pawn in our chain of life.

`For an RTVW club challenge.

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  • 9 years ago

    by Talie

    "and I a rabbit slumbered
    oblivious 'neath his paw."
    Omg, that was amazing. Definitely gave a beautiful mental image of innocence, I think. =]
    Awesome poem!

  • 9 years ago

    by Siglawoo

    It really deserved a win.
    i like such poems which boosts my imagination..

    loved it...... and congrats on the win ..

  • 9 years ago

    by Nee

    *more not less
    and *simply.
    Sorry lol :D

  • 9 years ago

    by Nee

    Dudette, this is brilliant. It took me some time to focus on it though because I was trying hard on the hidden meanings behind your metaphors.

    "he impersonates the sunset upon my lips.

    An elixir of evanescent fireflies;
    caged by rings of fire."
    ^
    I would really really like to thank you for such an amazing opening. I was totally drawn in within no less than 10 seconds of time :D love the image!

    "He is no more than a Nemeses to my heart,
    Evocative enough to illuminate
    comets upon my path..."
    ^
    I think this is my favorite stanza in the whole poem. You misspelled the Goddess's name "Nemesis", I only knew when I had to google the name lol. Very well done on this stanza sweetie, it's simple addictive!

    I can truly see you in this poem with-of course- the use of metaphors, but above all, with the use of symbolization in animals.
    It could not be more amazing :)

    Shine on!
    ~Hugs~

  • 9 years ago

    by Courageous Dreamer

    Very well deserved win :]
    Awesome Mel.

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