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December 13, 2018
By elmakaro BRONZE, Lagos, Other
elmakaro BRONZE, Lagos, Other
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Change is a measure of time and time a measure of change


A slow and avaricious glance,

She walks in with a callous smile.

She strolls in, her head tossed up with wicked pride.

Slowly eyeing her next prey, she pushes her head side to side.

A malicious laugh leaves her lips like that of a victorious hyena.

 

She crawls like an adder unseen by her prey.

Like slow poison, she moves at her pace with full intent.

She blends in because she has a plan at bay.

She has gotten close but she won't bite now for she is very competent.

She must take her agenda step by step strikingly observant.

Waiting intently, she sees a weakness.

Like an aroused python, she seizes her chance.

 

Lying in pain, her prey looks at her in fear.

He is unaware of her hunger unsated.

He begs for mercy but more pain is near.

She cackles in pure and cunning victory as she has patiently waited.

She is a woman who has an aura of a tigress.

She steps aside for her coequals to take charge.

She is a sister to pain and deceit's best friend nonetheless.


The author's comments:

This piece talks about a woman in her prime taking what is rightly hers, a place in society of the recognised filled with men. It describes a full force to be reckoned with.


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on Jan. 2 2019 at 7:41 am
elmakaro BRONZE, Lagos, Other
2 articles 0 photos 8 comments

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Change is a measure of time and time a measure of change

It's metaphorical and thanks

on Dec. 18 2018 at 11:50 am
TobiasEliot DIAMOND, San Diego, California
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"I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul." -Pablo Neruda

I think this piece is well-written and well-phrased. However, is this really how we want women in "the society of the recognized" to be represented? As a python, as a snake? Maybe that's just me. I don't know. But overall, well done.


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