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. Thotpurge says:

    If I get your poem right, we have picked a similar theme!

    1. Sanaa says:

      I do believe you’re right Rajani 🙂 good to see you ❤️

  2. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susan ❤️ we are like-minded I guess 🙂 xo

  3. gillena says:

    The poet speak out, good

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Gillena ❤️

      Much Love..

  4. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  5. Marja says:

    Beautifully written No we cannot stay detached
    Surely not where emotions are involved

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marja ❤️ so glad you liked it 🙂

  6. kaykuala h says:

    Oh! I defy shades of neutral — cannot act detached

    Yes, one can’t expect to give way too much and too often. Remaining neutral is a position of weakness!


    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely! Thank you kindly, Hank 🙂

  7. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    Detachment is something I’ve tried, but with not much success!

    1. Sanaa says:

      It’s definitely not easy! Thanks for stopping by, MMT ❤️

  8. 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.


    1. Sanaa says:

      You have captured somewhat the essence of the poem, Poppy ❤️ so glad you liked it 🙂

  9. annell4 says:

    A lovely piece!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Annell ❤️

  10. Nicholas V. says:

    Well-penned, Sanaa. And your quote is so apt.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Nicholas 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

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