We are delighted to post a new poem from one of aspiring and talented poets, Shamma K Al Bastaki for our theme “Villains“. We hope you enjoy
Don’t we all differently define ‘good’?
Don’t we all have opinions and views?
Who is the hero and who is the villain?
Could it be that difficult to choose?
How could one judge another’s actions
With not a clue of their purpose or aim?
Are their doings genuinely sincere?
Or merely to obtain glory and fame?
Don’t we all have villainous traits within us?
Superficial or buried deep inside?
One needn’t be ashamed of such truths
One mustn’t feel obliged to hide
For villainy is but a lingering part
Of human identity, I dare say
On the naivety of every mind
Evil is rather swift to prey
Though heroism holds as big a role
Do not ever devalue its might
The hero exists in every soul
Even those that seem darker than night
Villainous heroes are seldom spoken of
Heroic villains, we rarely discuss
We always like things to be black or white
As grey summons rather unwelcome fuss
Whether one’s a hero or a villain
It’s almost impossible to say
For each and every one of us has
Both good and ill a part to play
And now, but one lone question remains
Do carefully contemplate your reply
Are you a hero or villain yourself?
For I know I am both, that is no lie
Author: Shamma K Al Bastaki