The Terrible Guest

The Terrible Guest comes uninvited

Has never been invited.

The day stretches to night

And the night stretches to days

But stay It will, either way.

It scorns the sofa It sits on

It scorns the hospitality It feeds on

It is neither pleased with the design

It neither offers any suggestions

It has come to scorn and scorn It will.

It closes all the windows

So no air blows in

It closes all the curtains

So no light beams in

It has come to deprive and deprive It will.

Do I yearn for the Delightful Guest?

It bears Its gifts and promises eternal sunshine

But lives in denial of the coming of sunset.

Do I yearn for the Dependable Guest?

It comes and goes

And understands just so

It promises nothing

But hopes in peace.

It is not a frequent visitor

Though cherished It may be

Delightful and Terrible

Corner, back, and shoo It away.

The Terrible Guest comes uninvited

Has never been invited

But come It will, either way.

Sophia Ismaa, 2018

Photo credit belongs to Pavowski at Accidentally Inspired.

17 Comments

  1. “It bears Its gifts and promises eternal sunshine

    But lives in denial of the coming of sunset.”
    You did great in pointing out this contrast. Terrible or not, there’s always the good and bad side of a person.
    Very well penned, Sophia. 😊😊😊

    Liked by 1 person

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