Ode To The Sphinx in the Desert of Ghiza

Ode To The Sphinx in the Desert of Ghiza

you are seated on deserted land
in solitude, in peace, in serenity
where the sun just peeked over the horizon to the east, and the heat was just enough for us to witness you almost smile

but, I wonder
(as always)

what lies beneath your glorious structure?
what story is hidden underneath your feet?

is it worth the value of human life and human endeavor, to unearth your hidden
gem, your hidden story?

you are seated on deserted land,
so quiet, so steady, so calm
where the moon hung well above the horizon at night, and the air was chilly enough for us to see you almost breath

but, again, I wonder
(as always)

why do we bother you, anyway?
or do you even like it too?


Published by michnavs

Philippine-born Michelle Navajas, currently residing in Malaysia. Michelle authored the book “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars” for PWW during their Million Stars campaign. Graduated with a Master of Education majoring in English in the Philippines, Michelle was a former college professor, teaching literature, speech & oral communication, creative writing, drama, and theatre arts. Michelle is active in her writing profession and works as a freelance creative writer. Michelle passionately blogs at www.michnavs.wordpress.com, where you can find her prose and poetry on love, life, motherhood, and her advocacy on abuse and violence. A published author on Spillwords NYC https://spillwords.com/what-if-snowflakes-dont-fall-in-winter/ Her poem “Again” is published on three platforms, on MEDIUM -an International Writers and Readers Space, AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN, and at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. kindly go check the following links –https://womawordsliterarypress.home.blog/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-the-ravaging-virulent-covid-19-pandemic-a-special-journal/ –https://personalitiesofinspiration.wordpress.com/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-covid-19-a-womawords-june-edition/

36 thoughts on “Ode To The Sphinx in the Desert of Ghiza

  1. The clever creation by human kind or some species far away in some other planet. So much is still to unfold. Your questions ignite the interest to know its story. Amazing poetry.


  2. Very nicely done. The secrets of the sphinx lay deep beneath its feet. The government knows whats there will they ever allow it to be exposed thats the question.


  3. Interesting questions! ‘Twould be fun to know the answers! But, even tho’ we’ll never know…it’s fascinating, and an honor, to look at the sphinx AND to think about it’s history!
    A wonderful ode, SweetMich!!! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂


  4. I’ve watched a few shows about the Sphinx – one theory is that the face was completely different, later remodeled after a pharaoh. There are wonderful discoveries near the base. They are finding much hidden after clearing tons of sand.


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