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Yasmeen Khan


In Pursuit of an Unperceived Enemy


Hands slipping on butts and stocks
Barrels cold against cheeks, eyes gawk
Swaggers and flaggers, grins and sneers
Bullets across shoulders like garlands dear
When Ego stands taller stronger than man
Lurks and haunts vengeance in the brain
Ah, what do they plan to aim at
A dove, a sparrow or some wretched brat?
In pursuit of an enemy not perceived yet
Following own shadows, unknown fret
on look out for a rival, a foe
while he resides in them where ever they go.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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When revengeful feelings keep people always on guard and carrying weapons becomes a sign of bravery.

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  • Rookie - 781 Points Thomas A Robinson (4/28/2013 6:22:00 AM)

    It goes much deeper than a bandoleer across the chest full of bullets. It
    is a symbol of fear, resentment, anger, and as a solitary individual one finds it
    convient to express these emotions in such a manner. This way is a statement all the honest world feels. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 416 Points Shahzia Batool (4/25/2013 12:05:00 AM)

    So the depth is explored here, and you did it yourself:
    In pursuit of an enemy not perceived yet
    Following own shadows, unknown fret
    on look out for a rival, a foe
    while he resides in them where ever they go.

    A profound write, with every line steeped in meaning! ! ! i agree with a.r... (Report) Reply

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