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

4 Responses to "False Triumph"

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

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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