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A Clan's Political Tryst.
by Ahmad Hj Abang

Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Mid-level politicians are among the most ambitious group in a system. Being there they knew the only way is up. This is one of the many scenarios concerning them.

all were clan members
facing the bonfire
being lit and shadowed.
so busy talking
faking laughter at stale jokes
changing trivias trying to
shunt that ever-moving seconds.
utmost importance is being seen
heavy shoulders sagging with requests
ideas furrowed those glistening forehead
being in and hot is sacred.
now and then touching the flame
he is the enclosed
the circle his kin
then, were their kins
and on, on.

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Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 3/22/2009
Excellent. A very true statement at the highest level of literature.
Reviewed by Charlie 1/9/2008
I think I see where you're going with this. They're around a bon fire, each in turn stand out against the flames, while the others are in shadow... I hope I'm right here. If I am, I love the idea-- tribal members of the politician clan dancing in and sizzling in turn-- but I don't think this poem is quite "there" yet. I can't understand what "shunt that ever-moving seconds" means, nor the ending from "he is the enclosed...." to the end. I think the ending is just a matter of absent prepositions, and maybe different word choices in the "shunt" line. Good luck! --Charlie



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