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Vladmir

Featured Poem:

The Devil's Appeal

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my mirror speaks of a reflection
as innocent as it’s own judgement.
The inner sides it fails to mention,
would show a bloody mess if opened.
I torture what brings me pain,
and shelter what feeds me gain.
My eyes are not all white,
hence I see both coloured and black.
still, a stone that crushes blindly,
is your title for my poetry.
as if my will is what moves me,
when my deal is like yours, fully.
you have a god, we call fate.
one you feel, one I met.
you have wings and tamed birds,
I am the beast on my gates.
and just like you,
my chains, make me break.
only unlike you,
my demons, show my face.

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (2)
  • Pride (2)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (2)
  • Reflection (1)
  • Captivation (1)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (0)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

Comments

  1. Such a touching poem from a young Tanzanian by the work of art that reveals the feeling though out the poem.

    maureen
  2. I think, the devil is trying to say that he, just like me and you, did not choose to become what he is. that for good to exist, evil is necessary and thus, he, the devil, is necessary.

    anonymous

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Biography

Vladmir Peter is a poet based in Dar es Salaaam Tanzania.

Vladmir

Biography

Vladmir Peter is a poet based in Dar es Salaaam Tanzania.

Featured Poem:

The Devil's Appeal

Enlarge poem

my mirror speaks of a reflection
as innocent as it’s own judgement.
The inner sides it fails to mention,
would show a bloody mess if opened.
I torture what brings me pain,
and shelter what feeds me gain.
My eyes are not all white,
hence I see both coloured and black.
still, a stone that crushes blindly,
is your title for my poetry.
as if my will is what moves me,
when my deal is like yours, fully.
you have a god, we call fate.
one you feel, one I met.
you have wings and tamed birds,
I am the beast on my gates.
and just like you,
my chains, make me break.
only unlike you,
my demons, show my face.

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (2)
  • Pride (2)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (2)
  • Reflection (1)
  • Captivation (1)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (0)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

Comments

  1. Such a touching poem from a young Tanzanian by the work of art that reveals the feeling though out the poem.

    maureen
  2. I think, the devil is trying to say that he, just like me and you, did not choose to become what he is. that for good to exist, evil is necessary and thus, he, the devil, is necessary.

    anonymous

Your email address will not be published.