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Diary of a Polemicist- A Pantoum by Aaishah Mayet

Aaishah Mayet | Jul 17th, 2019 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

I: Logos

Descend with me into the basement of history
Uncover; Discover; Recover
Rhetoric is a stallion wild and free
Plaiting its tales into false narratives of leaders

II: Ethos

Uncover; Discover; Recover
Integrity does not distort
Plaiting its tales into false narratives of leaders
In the depths of your heart

III: Pathos

Integrity does not distort
I’ll show you; Do these facts not stir you?!
In the depths of your heart
Prejudice murders, climate changes, denial is true

I’ll show you; Do these facts not stir you?!
Rhetoric is a stallion wild and free
Prejudice murders, climate changes, denial is true
Descend with me into the basement of history

Poet Bio

Aaishah Mayet was born and bred in the City of Gold, Johannesburg, South Africa. She currently works in the Healthcare sector which, for her, has bridged the frontiers of our shared human experience. As a self-confessed bibliophile of many years, literature remains, at once, her teacher and her sanctuary. Her works include Haiku published in the Lotosblute, as well as poetry published online on Poetry Potion, Active Muse and Amaliah.

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