Treasure Island

Morakinyo Temiloluwa Bolarinwa

(2/9/1992 / Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria)

Bell the Cat


We are like Naked soles treading on thorns, helpless and lonely in fate's turns. We are like muds under Oluwere, tasting droplets of the sky's shower. We despise our conditions, we protest our situations, we are powerless before our oppressors, fearful before our annihilators. Arise o Africa, Arise! , Arise o Africans, Arise! Face your oppressors, Mordecais to your annihalators. Drive out your enemies, milkers of your mother's fat, I look and see an Achilles heel, the plan is good, who shall bell the cat.

Submitted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 23, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Like my others, this is another poem conveying the agony of the Nigerian People, except this time around, it raises a silently obvious question as to the means of solving our problems and the readiness of Nigerian to put down the sacrifice to be paid in the course of their freedom from those pains. The phrase 'who shall bell the Cat' is coined from one of the books I read as a Pupil in which the bone of contention was who shall sacrifice himself for the sake of the common nuisance.

Comments about this poem (Bell the Cat by Morakinyo Temiloluwa Bolarinwa )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Poetic styles, Somanathan Iyer
  2. Unknown Cat, Somanathan Iyer
  3. Around us, Somanathan Iyer
  4. Don't ask certain people what food you h.., Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  5. Empty Cartridge, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  6. Your Love, abigail sikwenda
  7. The Missing Feeling, abigail sikwenda
  8. Lights Off, abigail sikwenda
  9. Situationships, abigail sikwenda
  10. Kind leaning, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet George Gordon Byron

So we'll go no more a-roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart still be as loving,
And the moon still be as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]