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Below is the poem entitled ENTICED which was written by poet Austin Tenthani Phiri. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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...It is calm...
“Come!”  They is calm
“Come!” they not be afraid or alarmed
“Please come” they will not be harmed
“Why there and not here?”...I wondered
In response I faintly muttered...
“It is secure and safe here”
“Hey, come you will not be harmed”...they reassured
“Okay!” innocence I conceded
For they said,  “it is calm”
“Here I am”...I announced...”I have come!”
My ears heard them say soothing words
“You are welcome!”
“Alas! Alas”!...gasped I in is suprise
For sooner than later a tempest arose
“Did they not say it is calm?”...I whispered
I realized...“Conceding without considering was my fault”
For it was better there than here

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