The smoke
around him.

Dark looks,
calm demeanor,
perfection embodied.

Who wouldn’t
have thought
of him a devil?

A/n: We saw the SHE, this is the HIM…
The image is beautiful, I know. It is not mine, as usual =P
It has been retrieved fromΒ


  1. myrockopera · November 19, 2013

    I would luv to share a “like” of your poem. Alas, I am new to WordPress and cannot find a like button or such. Enjoy your poetry and/or shared poetry.

    • anumshafique · November 19, 2013

      Thank you for reading and thank you for your comment! =) Where the poetry is definitely mine, the images are shared! =) I am glad you enjoyed reading some of it. Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  2. bearspawprint · November 19, 2013

    …but first I must HAVE a thought in order to make it hear …. πŸ™‚

    • anumshafique · November 19, 2013

      Those are wise words, VERY wise!

      • bearspawprint · November 19, 2013

        Are you teasing?

        • anumshafique · November 19, 2013

          No, I am serious… =/ Those words hit me hard… =/
          If you have no ideas, what makes you think you are worth hearing… Yet, the most heard people are the ones with no thoughts or ideas of their own… At least, that is my observation… *shrugs*
          Do you mind me asking, how does that fit here though?

  3. bearspawprint · November 19, 2013

    “I’d love to hear what you think ;)” this is right above the empty box. Yes I agree the most heard are often merely the most noisy or adamant. But also, within your poem, quiet observant male beauty is not equivalent with evil, to me. It could be, but I need a few more clues. No thoughts = no judgment. Thoughts often = calculation, manipulation, crowding, noise, weighted verdicts. Is an empty thought small? Or is an empty thought universal? Is Knowing a thought? It is thoughtful, without being pushy, for you to ask. Thank you πŸ™‚

    • anumshafique · November 19, 2013

      And who said that evil is indeed ‘evil’. Perhaps, this devil is misunderstood… Just a thought, without giving too much away… πŸ˜‰

      PS: That was the most awesome thought I have heard in a long time. And I loved it. Truly! πŸ˜€ No teasing… =P

      • bearspawprint · November 19, 2013

        Well, the entire lot of us are flawed, some worse than others. Some so severely that the flaws bleed into the realm of evil or vice versa (hahahaha) However I didn’t glean enough information to know about your character. πŸ™‚ Unless perhaps clues in other poems apply. At this moment, however, I’m not collecting with intent.

        • anumshafique · November 19, 2013

          Hint: It is not about how people are, but how they make you feel that gives them the appearance of evil in your mind. *This time giving too much away* =P

          • bearspawprint · November 19, 2013

            Sometimes the “appearance of evil in your mind” is an illusion to confound awareness of harmful intent. How one responds to others is ultimately the result of whatever information is being shared consciously or unconsciously based on the center that information is emanating from. —

            I must apologize and bow out of this little discussion for the time being. (Things to do, etc) Thank you. It was becoming interesting. πŸ™‚ Bear

  4. bearspawprint · November 23, 2013

    So. What is the intent of you poem’s character? Does he care how he affects others? What about you?

    • anumshafique · November 23, 2013

      Haha okay I suppose a hint won’t do. =P Actually all my poetry is metaphorical… The ‘guy’ in my poems especially the HIM or the dark angel is not an actual character or a person. He, so to say, is a metaphor representing desire or wanting. What I meant to say with this poem was that sometimes your desires and your wants are not themselves evil, but are devilish in the way they make you feel and react. The man is not ‘a’ man, he is perfection embodied, or something to be desired, or something that is desired.

      That is how I wrote the poem, however, I believe that the reader has full right to read and interpret any poem as they wish to. So if the idea of the man as a person seems more relatable, feel free to interpret it that way. =)


      • bearspawprint · November 24, 2013

        I should have said personification rather than character. Thank you, very much, for your thoughtful and kind, answer. You are correct, of course, interpretation can only go as far as the reader. However, in the case of a good writer (and this is not flattery), such as yourself, poetry can take a person beyond their own personal experience, or allow a much different or expanded view point of something familiar …. but always our experiences can never the same. Again, I thank you. — Bear

        • anumshafique · November 25, 2013

          You raise my humble work to such heights. I grateful, really! Thank you so much! And I completely agree with you. What makes the world both a beautiful place and a deadly abode is the variation in people and their opinions borne out of their individual experiences in life. Thank you so much for your lovely comments and your interest in my work! I am honoured!

  5. Samra · November 29, 2013

    Thanks for visiting my blog , keep writing and may we connect in poetry

    • anumshafique · November 29, 2013

      Your micropoetry is beautiful! You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

      • Samra · November 29, 2013

        Oh that means a lot to me, thank you

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