Poetic Justice

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It was a group of four;
Meeting late at night.
Looking sombre on the floor
Alas! began a horrid fight.

The secret had leaked out;
One which both were hiding.
Love which raised a doubt;
Was victim to their chiding.

Part of a twisted scheme;
How could one be so cruel?
Even God would not redeem;
The sin of divide and rule.

Several months passed;
No one made a sound.
Bound with eternal love;
Fate had them turn around.

The plan backfired;
Shattered evil scheme.
One which was conspired;
Evaporated like steam.

Destiny makes us bound;
None goes his way alone.
What we sow in another’s life;
Returns back into our own.


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Posted for Mid-week Motif @ Poets United

32 Replies to “Poetic Justice”

  1. Haha–no, it’s not funny! If only people acted as if they believed in this kind of poetic justice! I like the storytelling of your poem, the logic of its meter and rhyme, the central lines:
    “Even God would not redeem;
    The sin of divide and rule.”
    And, its inherent morality neatly tied up in its ending.

  2. Well, that is so often how it works, isn’t it? We have the saying ‘What goes around comes around,’ and your poem certainly illustrates that! I guess the moral could be, considering the theme, that one cannot escape JUSTICE. Smiles.

    1. Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much! Glad you liked the poem 😀
      Yes one can not escape justice! 😉
      Lots of love 🙂

  3. “One which was conspired; / Evaporated like steam.”…we expect this to happen but more than often this is not so…love the story line and its spontaneous flow Sanaa…

  4. How often this must have have happened in a group where the love for one was not known until much later. It is all part of the learning process or even a legitimate competition to obtain the best mate possible at all costs, as in the wild!

    1. Hello Mr Meisner,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated! Have a great week ahead!

  5. Beautifully narrated story. Builds up well….and the concluding part makes me truly happy!! Poetic Justice ….indeed, Sanna!! Bravo!

  6. It’s interesting how fast we believe someone’s opinion over our own guts…., get under influence and bullying of others…hopefully, love finds everyone sooner or later….

    1. Hello Leslie,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated! Lots of love 🙂

  7. Hi Sanaa!
    I loved your story-poem here. couldn’t help but be reminded of YA books I read as a teenager. the accompanying image made it all the more appealing. loved it! thanks.

    1. Hello Jamztoma,

      Thank you so much! So glad you liked the story-poem 😀
      Highly appreciated! Hope you are having a nice weekend!

    1. Hello Joy,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked the poem 🙂
      Highly appreciated! Lots of love 😀

  8. Ah, indeed! The world surprises us in an infinitude of ways and good old karma very often will dispense justice where we thought it would never be served. How simple the notion that we should treat people in exactly the way we expect them to treat us. Would it not be a much better world?

    1. Hello Nicholas,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Agreed, would be a much better world to live in 🙂

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