The Deception

Dreading in my own thoughts

Drowning in my own tears
feeling the warmth of the sun on my skin,
hearing a lovely melody emanating from the birds.

Perhaps it’s a sign from the Almighty.

Will I be free?

Am I doomed to live in misery forever?

Who is this Almighty?

why should the Almighty save me?

drowning in my own sorrow for so many years.

I’ve wondered the difference between a serpent and an angel

a face like an angel with an angelic voice

yet, move venomously.

oh! the uncertainty.

oh!  the deception.

- Nadjina C.

About this poem

I wrote this poem, which is about love, sadness, and deception.

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Written on May 10, 2023

Submitted by Nadjina on May 10, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme X AXX B B X B B A C X C B X B
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 536
Words 122
Stanzas 14
Stanza Lengths 1, 3, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Nadjina Camille

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  • cokerrogers
    I believe it is the Almighty and of course you are worth saving just as we all are although the lord works in ways that is hard for us to understand. Your words reflect your beautiful souls and shines even through the dim uncertainty. 
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • myway6119
    The integrity of the upright will guide them:
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • Philipo
    Fine work. When a work combines education in this way, it's a poem with poem's qualities.
    LikeReply 11 year ago
    • Nadjina
      Thank you !
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • jennqjek
    The poem puts one in uncertainty of what it is?
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • karlcfolkes
    Love, Sadness, Deception (LSD). That’s a heavy potion; both angelic and venomous.
    Your poetry is unintentionally quite revealing.
    LikeReply 21 year ago
    • Nadjina
      Thank you!
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • myway6119
    And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
    LikeReply 21 year ago
  • dougb.19255
    Why saved by the Almighty? He is gathering a family of thankful redeemed ones. The number to be assembled mercifully will be a precise number that He already knows. His ways seem inscrutable. We will only see away down the road His reasons. But they are perfect Sovereign ways. Explained only in the language of timeless Love. Read Isaiah chapter 55. 
    LikeReply 21 year ago
  • Chinonyeisraeluche
    There are elements of doubt, uncertainty and worry in the poem.
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • Soulwriter
    Lots of unknowns. Grasping for meaning. Certainly relatable
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • Teril
    You create an atmosphere of opposites, of paradox, which is how life seems to present itself. You ask essential questions. Your poem is painful yet beautifully written. Thanks for sharing.
    LikeReply 21 year ago
    • Nadjina
      Thank you, for your pleasant feedback.
      LikeReply1 year ago


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