World Conqueror

He is a student, says his backpack,

filled to bursting with supplies and heavy school books

a studious person too, say the table and chair in the library

where he sits everyday in the mornings and during lunch

and a loner too

say the hallways and paths in the school familiar with

his hurried step and determined pace, seldom with another’s

but not a person for talking, says the silent phone

in his house which rarely rings for him.

A suppliant girl watches him,

say the hairs on the back of his head

and she follows him sometimes,

say the heels on his feet who notice her body,

and her wary pace pursuing their own.

Conversation is forced, say the sweaty palms

and the timid voice in the girl’s throat.

And the relationship transparent.

It is lonely here, says the bench on which he eats his lunch.

No one knows him, says the phone book

in the front pocket of his backpack.

The classrooms and hallways

say his life is not meant for people

the thoughts in his head say

there is no room for a girl.

And the girl? – a hopeless fanatic,

A reacher for the unreachable with a one track mind,

A persistent suitor.


they say.


19 Responses to “World Conqueror”

  1. Shamika Says:

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  4. Marlee-I Mystic Says:

    I really enjoyed the form and feeling of this poem, says the smile on my face 😉

  5. Jingle Says:

    welcome in….

    lovely story.
    well done…

  6. The Lonely Recluse Says:

    this poem describes me nigh on perfectly (the difference is the girl, I doubt one of them would ever bother with me).I love this poem, even though (or maybe because?) it describes my life. Great poem, keep writing.
    The Lonely Recluse.

  7. booguloo Says:

    I like it. I see her winning out and breaking through.

  8. Sumit Sarkar Says:

    I can see the love in the girl’s heart.
    Very lovely poem 🙂

  9. The Reason You Come Says:

    I enjoyed reading this, and want to find out how it ends. I agree with Booguloo; I think the girl will break through his defenses. In any case, I’m rooting for her!

  10. Glory Says:

    very good!

  11. actober Says:

    made me smile.

  12. RiikaInfinityy 마왕 Says:

    well written!=D

  13. mairmusic Says:

    cool the way you switch perspectives!

  14. Raven Says:

    I love the way the inanimate objects speak…if only thing could…or best they do not 🙂 Wonderfully done.

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  18. robin ellen lucas Says:

    i like the way you brought objects to life.. well written

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