okoye charles

Rookie - 2 Points (12th Febuary,1988 / Onitsha)

A Picture


The moon rises in a darkened scene
In circle of grey, in black and white
A melancholic skies, the eyes do capture
A haunted portrait hanging on the walls of the heart.

Imagine each star as a brilliant flash;
A flower dazzling the mind with its petals?
Imagine the planets posing with you;
A beautiful model, surrounded by hungry beggars?

Do you not wish for a horse;
A ride far away from these blind lenses,
From these dead clicks and hollow pictures;
To the light, to the friendly images of your senses?

Or Do you stand and pose, smiling
At the camera, at the dying world
And capture the fleeting moment, hoping
That a picture will not tell a thousand words?

Submitted: Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Edited: Saturday, March 03, 2012

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  • Freshman - 2,165 Points Wahab Abdul (3/27/2012 8:40:00 PM)

    The moon rises in a darkened scene
    In circle of grey, in black and white
    A melancholic skies, the eyes do capture
    A haunted portrait hanging on the walls of the heart.

    i like the beginning of the poem due to the phrases and epithets created by the poet.....it is extraordinary...and needs some merit which the poet has in abandon............ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Martin O'Neill (2/29/2012 5:44:00 PM)

    I think there are a couple of grammar points in verses one and two that need ironing out and then this would be excellent. It's still good! (Report) Reply

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