Magnetic Woman / Poem by Olfa Philo

Poem by Olfa Philo


Magnetic Woman

Magnetic woman
walking down the street:
turning heads,
blowing minds,
blocking traffic,
making hearts beat…

for her, some displayed their cars
& offered her rides,
others displayed their
financial muscles and castles,
others couldn’t help singing her praises,
others with their pants down
tempted her expectations to rise!

but when she turned a blind eye on them,
they felt belittled & darted her ears
with insults, blasphemes &
obscene words…

disgusted by their incorrigible heat
by their awful offers unfit,
carried on her way
her head held high
laughing secretly
at their ‘shit’!

wondering about
the frailty of those so–to-speak ‘proud’ lions
at her sight turning into sheep,
about the domestic cats
metamorphosing all of a sudden
into wolves,
about those barking dogs
hungry for her ‘meat’…

she knew she had such power
to have them all under her feet,
but just had pity for those
mere ‘puppets’ with
neither souls nor wit…

had they perceived the
beating diamond
she’s housing in her chest,
they would have been
dazzled by its light &
recovered reason and insight,
they would have been ashamed
of the inert diamonds of
their trivial trade,
ashamed of being unable
to hit their target,
ashamed of reducing
themselves to beasts…


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