Bullet in a Maelstrom

The Largest Rodent

O Snake of Trepidity


She seethes and secretes,
We pull up our sheets.
We fear her might,
Her poison dark as night.
We know not that our footsteps
Scare her to dregs.
While we sleep in beds,
She curls up in empty kegs.
And so ends another day
Of fear and dismay.
I write this for thee,
Thy glorious and free.
O snake of clemency,
Why dost thou live in recreancy?



Author: himanshusahay23

I am a 17-year old Indian student in Dubai, preparing for my transition to college in the United States this year. I am fanatically in love with cars, Manchester United, mathematics and crime fiction. Most of my articles have been written in odd places like washrooms and school buses, hope you like 'em! Cheers!

24 thoughts on “O Snake of Trepidity

  1. whats that snake? looks a little like a carpet snake….but not…hmmm we have one that hangs over our veranda roof in the sun

  2. Nicely written…keep up the good work!

  3. Though I have Ophidiophobia, and my heart wanted to bolt at the sight of her, I read on 🙂 and found myself liking this piece.
    Very well written. I particularly like your usage of “snake of clemency”. Are you referring to the Rod of Asclepius?

  4. Nice… 🙂

  5. Let’s hear it for the snake! 🙂

  6. Great Stuff…I wish I had as good English as you to appreciate your poetry a bit more 🙂

  7. Reblogged this on Zygerina's Blog and commented:
    guy has got mad skills….

  8. you caught the image at the perfect time … nice job.
    enjoyed the poem, as well …

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