Learn More

T (no first name) Wignesan


The Ruba'iyat Of Creteil Lake - Part Thirty-One


The Tent-Vendor’s son kept whining and wailing on the road
Such that none could even hear their own thoughts mocking aloud:
“Now what doth yon Sirrah untimely break open our contained Faith! ”
Exclaimed the High Prelate, white crown-band an overwhelming load

“Sire! ” called a yea-sayer, “He crieth like some thwarted fiend!
For – says he – his war service won him neither medal nor friend.”
“And what might that service be? ” – thundered the Imam all fired.
“At thirteen ball-bearing catapult blew a légionnaire’s mind! ”

“Allah! Forbid! Come to judgment! Free this miscreant’s soul! ”
All around the sacred ground ‘Insch’allah! ’ echoed the Faithful!
Eyes fixed on sky, the Imam cried: “Can such be true? ” Loud silence reigned.
Up stepped the Commandant, “Yes, Your Holiness! Word, deed and all! ”

“Our files attest to this forfeiture: he now works for us!
On the list of the Franquist Woman he collects détritus! ”
“Our mind boggles: why wouldst thy sworn enemy now be thine? ”
“Thwarted enemies make the best enemies of enemies! ”

“Sire! Whilst we are on the subject, I beg Thy condescension:
Habeas corpus ad subjiciendum… Ibrahim’s son…”
“STOP! Will’st thou refrain from thine use of Canon and Sceptre!
Here on consecrated soil it’s beyond our comprehension! ”

© T. Wignesan – Paris,2014

Submitted: Thursday, March 06, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 07, 2014

Topic(s): Love


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

What do you think this poem is about?



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?

Comments about this poem (The Ruba'iyat Of Creteil Lake - Part Thirty-One by T (no first name) Wignesan )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Invention of The Store, douglas scotney
  2. AA, Vera Sidhwa
  3. Why Poet?, Sandra Feldman
  4. Man, Dilantha Gunawardana
  5. Kite, Dilantha Gunawardana
  6. A Middle-Aged First Kiss (2), Dilantha Gunawardana
  7. Misplaced Trust, Mr. Spock
  8. No Looking Back (A Follow-up Poem), Dr John Celes
  9. losing leaves, Leah Dodd
  10. Worthy, Galina Italyanskaya

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Thomas Wyatt

Farewell love and all thy laws forever;
Thy baited hooks shall tangle me no more.
Senec and Plato call me from thy lore
To perfect wealth, my wit for to endeavour.
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Stafford's Cabin, Edwin Arlington Robinson
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Love After Love, Derek Walcott
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]