The Unrequited Love, a poem by Arjun Dhillon, a budding Malaysian writer, tells of a man’s ruinous obsession with an alluring goddess. As per our FAQ, the copyright of this essay belongs to Arjun Dhillon.
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Basking in the glory of her peak alluringness,
The milky white complexion, crimson red lips,
Silky brown hair, staring down from Sicily.
She might be known by the name Aphrodite,
But some prefer her by the moniker Medusa,
The devil crawls at his feet by the tongue,
without turning Joe into a stone.
No character is without a Hamartia,
As all prefer their own story, sorting life,
Plain jeopardy unfolding the laundry,
She is the one they said, how unravelling.
The blight strikes the heart with such a blow,
Rotting, putrefaction, and agony follow,
The ache unbearable for aeons of civilisations,
The undoing of thousands of free nations.
His mind bent the entire universe on her,
How unique could she really be,
The parents languish in concern for him,
as slowly he loses who he should’ve been.
Pouring the contents into a prudent bowl,
Staring bleakly down the forgotten aisle,
Snapping the fingers, calling the owl,
The demon of doom appears with a smile.
Offerings laid out bare in the cold apartment,
Abandoned as it should, awaiting victims,
Cruel, nasty and inconsiderate, disheartened,
One more snap and there is no more.