Bona fide


Its April of 2019 and Day 02 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Foreign word/phrase a day and 8 line poem for it.

Word/Phrase: bona fide
Language: Latin
Meaning: real, with good faith

the gods are listening,
the ashes desire peace,
the stones need sculptures,
the mud, a shape,
the hunger, a direction,
the silence needs a voice.

the basket is open,
bona fide soul or bona fide stupidity.

The world is a welcoming open basket. The sacrifices need a worth and everything needs a shape. Every silence needs a voice. What do we put in? goodness or stupidity?

30 thoughts on “Bona fide

  1. Hi, great going with poetry. 🙂

    Confession – The last line did not connect right as a coherence. The phrase – ‘put in it’ is missing I guess. All the best with the AtoZ!

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  2. The basket is a very strong image and I couldn’t help feeling immense sadness with the ashes, the mud and the silence. Very potent, portant and a haunting quality – serene and stupefying all at once. I’ll look forward to reading again with your next post.

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  3. These words paint such a beautiful image, one quite true for the world today. The line “the silence needs a voice” particularly resonates with me with the allusion to the plethora of sects and groups in the society that are still searching for a voice.

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