R.S. Mallari

False Triumph


We always assume,
Claiming success
Maybe it’s the fume
Of pure conceit

We gloat a lot
Victory at hand
Come to think of it
Bags are empty

We lavish and feast
With our day’s catch
Eel and a fish
Tomorrow none

Blinded by moon beam
Attracted by our own
Glow that fades when
The sun comes up

R.S. Mallari

About R.S. Mallari

Through poetry I am trying to break the barriers of ethnicity, cultures and even beliefs for we humans have the same emotions, the same desires and aspirations. We may differ in colors, in language, and food that we eat yet we are still living under the same sun, swimming and sailing on the same seas and sleeping under the same stars.

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Punam
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05:42 delete

Really profound meaning..
At the end, do you mean,
glow that lasts until sun comes up?

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09:13 delete

I used "when" for the rhyming scheme, a-b-a-c. but still trying to find the right word that can fit in without affecting the thought.

Thanks Punam for taking time to read my work.

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02:34 delete

Ronald,
A very powerful piece of writing. The human greed and need factor, sometimes simply built on sand....

Excellent message.....

Best wishes, Eileen

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16:31 delete

Hi Ronald .. says it all .. we need that underbelly - that security pinned down .. our sensitive and sensible roots established .. gloating floats out to forever ephemerise (if that's a word!).

Thank you - Hilary

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