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I wept not, so to stone within I grew — Dante Alighieri

An innocent quest led me deeper into faith
as lucid his emotions swept me like the wind.
Oh! I defy shades of neutral can not act detached
cruel are those who opt to injustice avert their eyes.
The sky above glimmered trace of merlot red
I observe, heartbroken, as ran his solemn tears.



Photo credits: Jolygram

Posted on Midweek Motif @ Poets United

20 thoughts on “middle-of-road

  1. Susan says:

    Wow! In all the settings I imagine this occuring, I feel the clash of obstinate otherness. Beautiful! The Dante quote shows the cost of the stance of neutrality. I think, in a way, we wrote about the same thing.

  2. Old Egg says:

    What is right, just and fair appears to be far from those that have power and clearly it is not only those that suffer that weep tears. What a powerful poem this is Sanaa.

  3. Poppy says:

    Taking a risk, challenging the stagnant, anything, but remaining neutral is what I understand from your poem, Sanaa, similar to sitting on the fence. Not sure, if that’s what you intended.


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