Monalisa: Elusive To men

Monalisa: Elusive To men short poem

Violets may wither and fall,
Lilies may vanish from mortal sight,
and the glamor of Roses may soon begin to fade.
but eternally preserved are thy medieval looks
oh Monalisa!
Fair still for the desires and passions
of present day tastes.
The work of imagination thou hast
always been: In still manner and famed
for over four centuries.
Yet your charming and tender looks
our loving hearts desire,
as though you were one we could
some-day touch.
But no more than a mirage keeps
whetting our insatiable appetites
for thee Oh! Monalisa;
elusive to all men.

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Joseph Ogbonna is a prolific Nigerian poet.Hewas born on the 1st of may 1975 in the Nigerian commercial capital of Lagos.He has published two volumes of poetry and a novel, currently on sale in Amazon, Barnes and noble, authorhouse and other bookshops around the World.Joseph is a lover of classical music and opera, and loves to read the Bible and literary works of metaphysical poets.He resides in Enugu, South-East Nigeria
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