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Below is the poem of the week entitled The Prophet which was written by poet arthur vaso.


The Prophet

The Prophet


I read the words of a poet
From the days of tomorrow
His verse flowed backwards in time
And rhyme 
I, a fair maiden, doomed to a fate
Of obligations unseen
If only the book on my lap
Was not ahead of my youthful station on this earth

Verses seeping with promise
I long for the voice of this master of the pen
I day dream, and lose my place in this world of pain
To hear his softness in the blowing wind
Alas it must be the times he lives

No man can carry such passion
Inside a book within a book of dreams
Yet, here I am, to ponder
The romance of a tomorrow I shall never see

I am doomed to village laws and customs
A stoning that is so unjust
For I unveiled my eyes to the world before me
Staring into the depths of mans possessive hatred
I ran in fear, I ran towards the forest of hope

As they drag me by my feet
The book clutched close to my breast
Bloodied and in the moonlight, I open it
To find out, even in the future of majestic noble poets
There lies evil still
Stealing the breath of innocents and infants

I hope one day
I shall meet the author of these words
I may slap him across face for my silly fantasies
So long I dreamed the world would change as does the seasons
For better days filled with peace and kindness

I hope one day
I shall meet the author of these words
I may plant a sweet kiss upon his soft lips
Singing of songs he has long forgotten
I slowly wrap the rope around my neck

They will not stone me
They shall not claim any victory over me
The poets words, hidden deep between my legs
Shall melt within my soul
For better days filled with love and kindness
I shall kiss him sweetly in my death

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  1. Date: 7/29/2016 4:15:00 PM

    Hi Arthur, Congratulations for this poem...

  1. Date: 7/28/2016 1:55:00 PM

    Congrats on the POTW

  1. Date: 7/28/2016 8:53:00 AM

    LOVELY AND NICELY PENNED .....CONGRATULATIONS

  1. Date: 7/26/2016 10:36:00 AM

    Hi Arthur, Congratulations on getting the poem of the week. It was well deserved. Enjoy the honor:-)Alexis

  1. Date: 7/25/2016 5:27:00 PM

    Love, love, love it...WOW!

  1. Date: 7/25/2016 11:55:00 AM

    A Bit of Khalil Gibran seeping through? An excellent choice for POTW honors. Congratulations Arthur...

  1. Date: 7/25/2016 11:39:00 AM

    Very solemn words for a graceful life. Great POTW. Marilyn

  1. Date: 7/25/2016 7:29:00 AM

    I don't know how I missed this but I'm seeing it now and recognizing the mind of a gifted poet in you, Arthur. Through your writing I see what you see, well maybe just a glimpse of what you so clearly foresee.

  1. Date: 7/24/2016 7:03:00 PM

    Wonderful write

  1. Date: 7/24/2016 9:54:00 AM

    an excellent choice for the poem of the week feature, brilliant arthur u have done it again.

  1. Date: 7/24/2016 8:20:00 AM

    Dropping back with my congrats on POTW:-) hugs jan xx

  1. Date: 7/22/2016 8:13:00 PM

    I have to give credit where due, this poem is indeed brilliant

  1. Date: 7/20/2016 8:39:00 AM

    This brilliantly written poem shows how very talented you are, Arthur. #7. T.J

  1. Date: 7/19/2016 12:49:00 AM

    Amazing empathetic write, I don't think I could write from a woman's point of view, you have a gift! A7

  1. Date: 7/18/2016 5:17:00 PM

    Such a wonderful piece Arthur. I wonder who the poet might be?

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso Date: 7/25/2016 9:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I wonder too! :)
  1. Date: 7/18/2016 5:13:00 PM

    I'd never thought of you as a fair maiden before. Hmmm...

  1. Date: 7/18/2016 12:31:00 PM

    Interesting thoughts put to pen..Way to go..Thanks for the visit to my page.Sara

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso Date: 7/25/2016 9:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Sara! :)
  1. Date: 7/18/2016 7:35:00 AM

    Id rather kill myself than be killed by others...whose hands are full of blood ..they bring me shame...I can relate to this woman's thoughtsArthur. I do hope years bring more changes Arthur.. And people are less religious and more spiritual.I love your mind, and wouldnt mind if you can swap it with mine once in while : ).A fave

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso Date: 7/25/2016 9:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow, we could make a trade!!! :) thank you so much! hugs
  1. Date: 7/18/2016 5:48:00 AM

    Poetry that explores profoundly the human psyche dear, Arthur! Great writing!

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso Date: 7/25/2016 9:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you fellow Montrealer!! :)
  1. Date: 7/18/2016 3:29:00 AM

    So powerfully penned - am making it a fave so I can read through the many layers of your words. You never cease to amaze me with your poetry - you are a creative genius my friend:-) hugs Jan xx7

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso Date: 7/25/2016 9:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are so kind and now on the official payroll! LOL hugs!
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