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A LIVING IGNOMINY

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A LIVING IGNOMINY


I live with an ignominy deep down to the core
My sails were aloft but never brought to shore

With grief & remorse I commence a tale untold
As the inclement storms will only manically unfold

A leader of veterans I forged through barriers
As a messiah amongst a legion of warriors

Surging, yet again, against the will of my men
I braved the storm at near full strength

Imbued with pride, instilled with an obsession
My zeal for glory vindicated all transgression

The battle that pursued was but a prelude to disaster
An adversary, not even the greatest could master

So it finally happened, and it mattered no more
The enemy neutralized, the balance restored

All that remained was a carnival of death
Struggling to be complete to its very last breath

None, then, was spared save the lonesome I
Oh! What a pity the killer wouldn’t die

My struggle it appeared would be a mournful drudgery
As I would merely be living my share of the misery

The melancholic waves, underlining their worth
Preserved a fair distance between misery and mirth

Having abandoned, so cruelly, my treasury of successes
I dwell in the dungeons of self-imposed recesses

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  1. Date: 9/11/2011 9:31:00 PM
    Wonderfully scripted, lucid composition with such skillful mastery of expressions. It's a masterpiece! Love and prayers, Taha

  1. Date: 6/29/2009 11:04:00 AM
    Dear Habib, This is a beautifully worded and well rhymed poem. Keep it up. Thanks for your comments on my poem Do not Knock. I am happy you liked it. If you have not already read it please read my poem My Departed Friends. Best wishes. -Yamin

  1. Date: 6/29/2009 11:03:00 AM
    Dear Habib, This is a beautifully worded and well rhymed poem. Keep it up. Thanks for your comments on my poem Do not Knock. I am happy you liked it. If you have not already read it please read my poem My Departed Friends. Best wishes. -Yamin

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 6:45:00 AM
    Welcome to PoetrySoup. I am hoping to read many more poems written by you. Love, Carol