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  1. gillena says:

    there is the determination of the strong persona, very necessary in the jungles of today’s wilds

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thanks Gillena ❤️ so glad you liked it.

  2. Susan says:

    Bless you. It is a mystery indeed And I love the phrase “a lie reduced to practice.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      I am so glad you agree Susan 🙂 thanks for stopping by ❤️

  3. Julian says:

    Brilliant opening two lines
    “Deception in the course of life is
    merely a lie reduced to practice.” another good poem Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much Julian 🙂

  4. Sumana Roy says:

    deception is well defined here, a predator indeed & so is the good pronouncement “I fall not prey”….nice thoughts Sanaa…

    1. Sanaa says:

      I am so glad you liked it Sumana 😀 and thank you for another inspiring prompt ❤️

  5. Jae Rose says:

    Such a concentrated and strong poem – like the sky..she has strength..being predator or prey is often a state of mind as well as physical – aptly displayed here

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much Jae 🙂 as ever for your kindness and wisdom ❤

  6. Mary says:

    Such strong words! I do like the idea of refusing to fall as prey. We do have some control over our own destiny indeed.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely 🙂 thank you kindly, Mary ❤️

  7. “I…refuse to fathom and fall as prey” is such a wonderful line! Yay! Loved this.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Its my favourite line too 🙂 thank you so much, Sherry ❤️

  8. Old Egg says:

    A very strong response, let’s hope no-one breaks your heart Sanaa…or have they?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Nope not yet 🙂 thanks for stopping by Robin.

  9. jasmin says:

    wow, a real emotional poem, how many false disguises are put upon us, :))

    1. Sanaa says:

      I am so glad you liked it Jasmin 🙂 thank you.

  10. Maria says:

    “refuse to fathom and fall as prey…” ~ ooh, I love the fierceness of this piece, Sanaa! Beautifully done! 😀

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thanks Maria ❤️ so glad you liked the poem.

      1. Maria says:

        You’re most welcome, Sanaa. ❤

        1. Sanaa says:

          ❤

  11. panchali says:

    Brilliant!! All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but’ a lie reduced to practice’…Beautifully said, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much Panchali ❤️ so glad you liked it.

  12. kanzensakura says:

    The first two lines….wow. Refusal to be prey, recognition of repeated lies….short, wise, and powerful. Again….wow.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thanks Toni ❤ so glad you liked it.

  13. lillian says:

    “Take hope away from human heart
    observe as men transform to beast.”

    Powerful lines. And yes, we must not fall prey to deception. We are rational beings and critical listening is key these days.

    Excellent thoughtful poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much Lillian ❤ so glad you agree 🙂

  14. Nan Mykel says:

    Right on! I blame some of it on evolution, but without evolution we wouldn’t be here, would we? That doesn’t help broken hearts.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thank you kindly, Nan ❤

  15. I wonder if predators know they’re predators. They say things like, “I honestly felt that way at the time.” I wonder. Maybe they’re just morons hungry souls just grabbing what right is in front of them thinking that the next thing they ingest will satisfy them and then, of course, it doesn’t. Beautiful write of the darker elements out there!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you Victoria for your kind and wise words 🙂

  16. Gayle Walters Rose says:

    I admire the strength and fortitude in this to “not fall prey.” I’m right there with you, Sanaa…thank you for your inspirational poem today.

    1. Sanaa says:

      You’re welcome 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤

  17. scott hastie says:

    Hi there dear Sanaa, Enjoyed this a lot… “A lie… a lie reduced to practice…” Very very strong! With Best Wishes

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Scott 🙂

  18. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Oh I do love when you look into the dark part of human hearts… the lies, the words, and those men who gain from being worst.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Better to be cautious at times 🙂 thank you Bjorn.

  19. The predatory nature of this is a different slant than I expected, but did you express this perfectly. Superb work, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you Walter 🙂 so glad you liked the poem.

  20. lynn says:

    Powerful commentary on the human heart, Sanaa. Despair will destroy us, we choose hope!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely 😀 thank you kindly, Lynn ❤

  21. Interesting piece. And I loved the photo. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much 🙂

  22. I was about to say what Victoria has said. I think many deceivers deceive themselves as well. Perhaps some of what we see as deception is actually a lack of self-awareness on the part of the deceiver. The end result is the same, however, for the theme of your poem. https://judydykstrabrown.com/2016/08/11/surfaces/

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Judy 🙂

  23. ayala says:

    Deception a hard hurdle. Good write.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thanks Ayala ❤

  24. Raivenne says:

    “a lie reduced to practice.” Oh that gutted me. I know this too well. Excellent write, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      I m so glad you agree, thank you Raivenne ❤

  25. Shadia says:

    Beautifully written… One of the best lines that’s linked here.

    Well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much Shadia 🙂

  26. Wendy Bourke says:

    A powerful and insightful piece and your title is so eloquent. Wisdom often comes at a terrible piece – but once gleaned – one does not fall prey, ever again.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you Wendy 🙂 as ever for your kindness and wisdom ❤️

  27. Freya says:

    Yes, it hurts so much when we see through somebody like that.

    1. Sanaa says:

      I am glad you agree, Freya it does indeed. Thank you kindly ❤️

  28. Maja says:

    short but straight to the point – very truthful and it does raises question of how do live our lives.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 so glad you liked it.

  29. Bryan Ens says:

    Those first 2 lines are a powerful “hook”. They drew me in immediately

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much Bryan 🙂 so glad you liked it.

  30. Sue Anderson says:

    I like the strength here, the determination to keep standing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thanks Sue, so glad you liked it ❤️

  31. This is a new approach, Sanaa, which I like very much, particularly the lines:
    ‘It’s strange how often a heart is / broken having pierced the crude/ and false disguise.’

    1. Sanaa says:

      I m so glad you liked it Kim ❤️ thanks for stopping by 🙂

  32. kaykuala h says:

    a heart is broken after having
    pierced the crude and false disguise

    How often one gets frustrated or on point of despair over false pretenses. But there is certainly hope to keep on moving!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      There is most definitely hope 🙂 thank you kindly, Hank.

  33. Barry D. says:

    Deep, profound, and strong words. I had to read it a few times… much to take in.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Barry 🙂 so glad you liked the poem.

  34. Wow! This is excellent, Sanaa! I really admire your control of thought, making it much more powerful. ❤

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you, Josslyn ❤ so glad you liked it 😀

  35. gillena says:

    Happy Sunday Sanaa
    i am happy you dropped in at my Sunday Lime today, i did an edit though; i changed the video, and posted one of Cleopatra at the 2016 Olympics

    much love..

    1. Sanaa says:

      That’s awesome 😀 Happy Sunday Gillena ❤️

  36. Sean Michael says:

    “Take hope away from human heart
    observe men transform to beast”

    This particular line was very poignant for me.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Sean 🙂

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