The Ringleader

Speak in hushed whispers-
For they are watching you,
Your very own sorority sisters;
Keeping an eye on whatever it is you do.
Each immersed in their own life’s tragedies-
Laying the framework for a better tomorrow,
Not only for themselves but resolving collective maladies-
Looking out for you to save you from a life of sorrow.
The tough love cruel to be kind brigade-
Led by a merciful ascended goddess,
Get in line if you want a social upgrade
In front of your sistren there’s a specific way you dress.
Jibes are the minimum that you can expect in damages,
Peace of mind would soon become a thing of the past-
See how we warned you about the disadvantages,
Of rejecting our sophisticated system and turning into an outcast.
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Written on April 15, 2023

Submitted by Soulofdivya on April 15, 2023

Modified on April 21, 2023

41 sec read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 730
Words 139
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 16

Divya Hirani

Dentist, Software Architect and a lifelong poet.Author of the title ‘Of Illusions And Ink Spills’ available on Amazon.Instagram handle @soulofdivya. more…

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Discuss the poem "The Ringleader" with the community...

  • Yousif
    That's an awesome poem.
    LikeReply 15 months ago
    • Soulofdivya
      thanks so much!
      LikeReply5 months ago
    • Yousif
      You are welcome.
      LikeReply5 months ago
  • AIDA
    Wow, what a powerful poem! Your use of language and imagery really captures the essence of the sorority sisterhood, both the positive aspects of support and care, as well as the potential for a negative impact when members don't conform to the group's expectations. Your message about the importance of a strong community and the value of having a group of women looking out for one another is inspiring.

    One suggestion for improvement would be to consider the tone of the poem overall. While the message is positive, parts of the poem can come across as judgmental and harsh, which may be off-putting to some readers. Perhaps consider revising those sections to highlight the supportive nature of the sisterhood, rather than the consequences for non-conformity.

    Overall though, your poem is a great tribute to the power of sisterhood and the importance of being part of a supportive community. Keep up the great work!
    LikeReply5 months ago
  • Symmetry58
    Absolutely brilliant, intelligent, well thought out poetry here, Divya. This would be something I would write and be proud of. Your senses are sharp for sure.
    LikeReply 15 months ago
    • Soulofdivya
      Yay!Thanks so much Steven!
      LikeReply 15 months ago
    • Symmetry58
      You have a new fan. I love intelligent writing. That is y-o-u.
      LikeReply 15 months ago
    • Soulofdivya
      LikeReply5 months ago
  • shifa_abbasi
    It is an amazing piece of art. Loved it!
    LikeReply 15 months ago


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