My Treasure

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem by Njoyim Elisha which delves in the mind of someone who desires Pearl, the pearl of his friend. He ends up poisoning his friend in order to take his treasure

Submitted: July 20, 2019

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Submitted: July 20, 2019



My Treasure


He dared a smile, I did the same,

We went on and on until it became

A mind-numbing game. He uttered a word,

Quick was I to laugh though in it I

Found no absurdity. His treasure was

By his side, the gem I craved.

His treasure was of the scarcest kind;

That which is hard to find. 

I wanted to deprive my foe of his

Treasure but he took me for friend.

I fed my foe with love and kisses

But little did he know my lips where

Venom and my sentiments his grave.  

The more he held his treasure, the more

I desired it. Treasure! I was told is

That which one can hold at the expense

Of his soul. As old stories go, at the

Outlay of his soul did I possess Pearl,

His Pearl.


Njoyim  Elisha

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