The Scorpion

The Scorpion

A Poem by emipoemi

By fifteen stars across the darkened sky

The fate and features of mid-Autumn born

Are firmly marked, and through the spans of morn

And night prove more profound than meets the eye.


Enthralling as the solemn dusking day,

Determined as contenders for the win,

Protective as the boon ’twixt kith and kin,

Loquacious but when prompted with a say.


And yet, beneath the wonders of their soul,

Beneath the dynamism of their flair,

There lies the raging hunger for control.


And curled behind the twinkle of their stare,

The shadow of a sting foreshows its role:

Should any sting a Scorpio- beware!


© 2017 emipoemi

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register


Nicely done. I refuse to read my horoscope, just because it infuriates my sister so much. She will have a thrombosis if I don't listen to her reading them. I just tell her it is all self perpetuating prophecy, which makes people believe there is something in them. But shh! don't tell her, I always read them after she has left though :)

Posted 1 Day Ago


1 Day Ago

lol.....that why you were drawn to this poem? So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading.
Excellent expression here emipoemi. I very much enjoyed the read. I live with two teenage scorpio's. They haven' t developed a full sting yet. However I recall an early relationship, where scorpio man had much magnetic charm, but he was controlling and my goodness that sting in the tail. Some captivating imagery you have provided for your readers. Well done.


Posted 1 Week Ago


1 Week Ago

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed. (the sting only shows itself when best not sting the.. read more
I like the feel of this one. I thought “twinkle of their stare” was a great line, keeping the stary image in the mind alive. I think it nicely describes the Scorpio sign. Though I’m not a fan of zodiacs.

A girl who was really into zodiac signs found out I was a Scorpio and though she would constantly say “your libra side is just really strong”, she totally distanced herself from me. 😂 So I’m a bit biased against them.

“Should ever sting a Scorpio” I thought was a good line too. I like the whole sting a Scorpio even though scorpions are the ones that are suppose to sting sorta thing.

This is lovely and I enjoyed reading it!

Posted 7 Months Ago


7 Months Ago

Thank you! Glad you did! Yeah, the "should any sting a Scorpio" line is supposed to be a fun play on.. read more
H L Rose

7 Months Ago

Yep, though I don’t really see it as reflecting my personality. “Calm”, “cool”, “DESCISI.. read more

7 Months Ago

That I am! Awesome!
The fear of the sting is a solem reminder of trust, control and finality.

Posted 11 Months Ago

I found many characters to fit me perfectly, others are so far from me, then I learned that there are many others things that affect You beside Your zodiac sign, if You are familiar with birth chart and numerology for example, You will know what I mean. we are being misunderstood because of our sign "name", still I'm proud to be a Scorpion, and never for a moment I wish I'm not!

Posted 12 Months Ago


12 Months Ago

I am familiar with those charts. And yeah, high-five for Scorpio! I too am proud to be under such a .. read more

12 Months Ago

Hello my Scorpion friend, nice to meet You :)

If the day when You posted this was You.. read more

12 Months Ago

Thank you! (You're quite right, it was).

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


5 Reviews
Added on November 16, 2017
Last Updated on November 16, 2017
Tags: poetry, poem, Scorpio, astrology




A shadow striving for a name in the backlots. more..

Pacing Pacing

A Poem by emipoemi