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THE UNCANNY STRANGER

The stranger is strange, pariah, leper sounds offbeat, Neither truculent, nor relevant, all destined to encounter the doomed relic; The bizarre outlander, alien to stimulate the sudden heartbeats! The uninvited hobnobber, one despises to welcome in routine frolic. The stranger is unsolicited, the object of latent fear, strange may be the ways of the unbidden ones' intentional cares! The stranger is unfaithful: weird to tranquility, comfort and cheer, For the sceptical one, we become anxious by a mere fateful encounter! The stanger lies in our conscience; in a distant land in paradoxical disguise. Masquerade, the image generates an uncanny fear to sigh! Sounds delinquent to subjugate the wires of prudent conscience! Nonetheless, cogitates as usurper of peace; an ineffable parti pris Self-centred, they are loquacious, spell bounds like con stars; Babbles from the masks, camouflages as the epitomes of pretenders. Unknown, unfamiliar, stirs alarms not to mingle, to be away, to be cautious. In disguise, comes the alleged stanger to ruin ones' peace to shudder and shatter. But the most alarming of all preconceived archetypes, are the strangers: Who lingers on, as routine friends and well wishers, On whom we doted on, are the real dear strangers, Who by feigning friends, acted quisling, an obvious stranger! 'Hold!' sometimes left us dumbfounded with their insensible fickle deeds; Even when the unknown stanger might spare and stand by us in awful needs! When our intimate ones deny to wink at the distress; While busy in spilling the beans, our woes goes unnoticed by the feigned well-wishers. Indeed! They are the untagged apparent strangers, fugitives in our trials. Beware of those strangers, whom we adore as near and dear ones, 'bosom friends,' the agnates and cognates, to entitle the crown, “an actual stranger" who elopes in tmes of miseries!

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Date: 11/19/2021 1:58:00 PM
Silpika, I don't know of any one who uses words with the skill you use and the images that flow therefrom. You have an .astonishing vocabulary. BTW, forgive me for the typo in you name awhile back. Hugs, Paul
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SILPIKA KALITA
Date: 11/21/2021 9:14:00 AM
I don't have words Paul, the way you accolade. I always found myself imperfect! Wish I could have the versatility of my fellow poets and you are one of them! But I believe that a post, though naively composed, might be successful if he / she can creas an universal image where anyone can see the reflection... Hugs, Silpika
Date: 10/29/2021 4:43:00 PM
Everyone we meet for the first time is a stranger and first impressions usually tell us if they are for good or bad, but they can be wrong too, one has to be cautious. A marvellous write Silpika… Belle
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SILPIKA KALITA
Date: 10/30/2021 5:18:00 AM
Thanks Belle for such a wonderful review! God bless! Ample regards
Date: 10/14/2021 10:31:00 PM
Artful, insightful, treatise on relationships, Silpika, one struggles at times, with questions of how much to invest emotionally in another, at least I do...as beautiful full moons do have a habit of eclipse most unexpectedly I have experienced...
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SILPIKA KALITA
Date: 10/15/2021 3:09:00 AM
Dear poet, thanks for such an exquisite review and extol! M honoured! Indeed, we all go through in one way or the other in life's upheavel. Regards and gratitude!
Date: 10/14/2021 6:56:00 PM
I have known a few like this, when you need them they are no where to be seen lol, nicely penned dear poet friend :)
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SILPIKA KALITA
Date: 10/14/2021 8:44:00 PM
Dear poet, I appreciate your time for reading and reviewing! A colossal thanks for the applaud! It appeals as it has an universal theme! God bless!
Date: 10/13/2021 7:12:00 AM
You use words in ingenious ways. They create fresh, thought-provoking images. Your poem brings alive the nature of a stranger. I find it fascinating. Thanks for composing it and posting it. Hugs. Paul
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SILPIKA KALITA
Date: 10/13/2021 9:10:00 AM
Hey Paul. Thanks in abundance for the review. It was much needed! Sometimes, you don't know whether you composed well or not until review comes. May God bless your poetic voyage! Best wishes. Regards Silpika
Date: 10/11/2021 8:22:00 PM
At first glimpse, the Unncany Stranger appeals me, can associate myself with the theme as have gone through the same in life's journey. But the lesson made me wise.
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Date: 10/12/2021 9:54:00 PM
Oh, Just composed naively! Thanks Mac.