Trojan Horse

Standing on the threshold

She showcases the gold

That existed for eons

With the demons

I stare at her from afar.


I quiver watching her

Her hair smells of myrhh

Wishing not to touch

Fearing of a deadly clutch

I stare at her from afar.


Lust burning inside,

The new bride.

The trained decoy,

Awaits Helen of Troy.

I stare at her from afar.

The new Trojan Horse

Resides in every corner

Uncontended greed

It looks for.

It feeds on it lavishly


I keep staring at her from afar.

I am safe, I say to myself

What an irony, so are millions

Staring at the ills of the world

Doing no good.

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About sweetshalini

Shalini Samuel was born in Kanyakumari, southern tip of India. After completing her schooling from St.Teresa’s MHSS, Kanyakumari, she graduated in Information Technology and took her Master’s in Computer Science from Noorul Islam College of Engineering, Kanyakumari. She has been writing poems from her school days. Her poetic pursuits took a pause during her college years.Writing journey of Shalini Samuel started again as a blogger and slowly crept into Muse India. Holding the branches firmly she ventured into poetry. Her poems got published in International journal Tajmahal review and she also contributed to Inklinks anthology. She is currently editing e-magazine Fragrance and more of her poems will be published in journals in near future. Contemporarily she is venturing into fiction and essays too. She has written few poems in her mother tongue Tamil. Her passions include photography, gardening and cooking. She loves to take challenges and learn from it. She is eager to learn and cherish all nook and corner of writing. Here goes the link to her official Facebook Page

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