False Prophet


He had her transfixed by the way he spoke-
The elegance,
the confidence that escaped his lips
was nothing like anything
she had ever heard.

She was enchanted by his knowledge,
bewitched by his words.
When his mouth was poised, ready to speak,
she knew as his voice echoed through her mind,
her body would grow weak.

Her heart would beat
with the pulse of his tongue
as his thoughts flowed out
and struck her soul.
But as it pierced and prodded
deep into her core, she would begin to doubt
if his act of sanctity was only a chore.
Was he a prophet?
Or simply corrupt?

Were the words he spoke
intended for beauty?
Or had she mistook
the propriety for cruelty?

As his voice resonated in her ears,
she couldn’t escape the sounds.
The sounds of his wicked words
uttered by that twisted tongue
declared his deplorable discourse
disguised by false diety.

But he regarded himself as the truth
and hid behind the lies.
And when she listened closely
she could hear that his words
were nothing but a guise.

The beautiful language
he seemed to whisper directly to her heart
was the weapon he chose
to tear the world apart.

34 thoughts on “False Prophet

    1. Yes, it does. People can easily place too much importance on other people’s words. It can sometimes be hard to not get caught up in their ability to speak prominently- we need to listen to what they’re actually saying.

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        1. No! Poetry is always open for interpretation. That’s a lot of what I like about it. If you take something different th an what it’s intended to mean that doesn’t mean you’re an idiot, the work just resonates with a different aspect of your life than it does with others.


  1. Your style of writing makes the words flow like the breeze… the kind of breeze that you aren’t really aware of, till it can no more be felt.

    All i can say is… you have a way with words. It’s beautiful how you manage to keep me blank and thoughtful at the same time.
    it is a pleasure to read your blog.
    Thank you πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you very much!
      I aim to keep my poetry fairly simple, so that people who don’t necessarily like poetry could still appreciate it in some way but, if someone wanted to dig into it and find a deeper meaning, there’s always one there.
      I’m really glad that you like my writing, thank you for reading πŸ™‚


      1. The kids in your poetry class, then, are quite lucky I’m sure. And I believe that poetry exists in every soul, it just needs to be ignited… given a kick start, you know.
        what you are doing might not work, but it’s worth the effort.
        I wish there was more of poetry in my school curriculum. So, i’m glad you are doing this. πŸ™‚


        1. I’m not teaching poetry, I’m actually still in college and am going to take my first ever poetry class the coming semester.
          But it’s something I’m considering doing in the future if my blog ever takes off, or if I ever hear back from a publisher for my chapbook.


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