Treasure Island

Adepoju Kolawole

The Greatest Trick The Devil Ever pulled

The undulating movement of the rose petal on the diamond stream
Placating the waves gently
Beauty in all its essence
Displaying its acrobatic reeling twists and turns
In superior fashion
Of grace and panache
The beauty of its life
Nothing good lasts forever “it says”
And the stream melts into a water fall
It is impossible to escape “it says”
And he looses control of himself
In the throes of his woes
In the indignation of his lamentation
In the confusion of his meager existence
A rock anchors him
A miracle, he says
Only to see a white rose petal
Placating the waves gently
Divine Beauty in all its essence
Displaying its divine acrobatic reeling twists and turns
In divine superior fashion
Of divine grace and panache
Nothing good lasts forever “it says”
And only then did he realize the devils voice
And the greatest trick he ever pulled
convincing him That he was him

Submitted: Saturday, September 07, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 09, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This dwells much on personification by attributing a rose petal to a human being. Hope you enjoy.

Comments about this poem (The Greatest Trick The Devil Ever pulled by Adepoju Kolawole )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley Updates

New Poems

  1. The Autistic Land (Sonnet), Maria Magdalena Biela
  2. Love is love....., PARTHA SARATHI PAUL
  3. Ode, Morgan Michaels
  4. Milk, Asit Kumar Sanyal
  6. To meet each other, Tiku akp
  7. Maintain That Level Of Decorum, Ronell Warren Alman
  8. Hunter, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  9. Sun Rise -The Hope, Aftab Alam
  10. The Road, Ruth Manning-Sanders

Poem of the Day

poet William Wordsworth


I AM not One who much or oft delight
To season my fireside with personal talk.--
Of friends, who live within an easy walk,
Or neighbours, daily, weekly, in my sight:
...... Read complete »

[Hata Bildir]