Feyisayo Anjorin

(April 29,1983 / Akure, Nigeria)

Chronicles of A Mortal


He was born to live, left in time and space;
Born to shine like a mirror in the sunlight,
He was born for diamonds and spades,
Born to glow like full moon through the nights,
He got the power to sail the heights,
The power of choice was a gift,
The power of choice was a curse,
One wrong turn could be fatal like death,
One right choice could be revealing like newness.

He was born to win, meant to be guided,
He longed for the peak of relevance,
He could stumble in the dark like the blinded,
He could perish in imperfect elegance,
He could fall down like a sick elephant,
Good could turn worse,
Good could lead to the best,
A difficult path could lead to strength,
A haunted path leads to decadence.

He was born to give, its a path to blessings,
He longed to be drunk with holy thoughts,
He could learn to treasure divine lessons,
He could be green in the times of drought.
It is wise to despise the proud,
The soil could be nourishing,
The soil could pollute,
His power could drive him like a whirlwind,
His power could be channels of mercies.

Submitted: Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, June 05, 2012

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?

Comments about this poem (Chronicles of A Mortal by Feyisayo Anjorin )

Enter the verification code :

  • Pheko Motaung (6/6/2012 3:13:00 PM)

    A great piece of wonderful literature! It is when I read such majestic pieces that I feel proud to be an African! Thank you (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

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. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Por-por Chha Gaya.........., Upendra Singh
  2. It Is Beautiful To Act Like A Sattagerin.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  3. Minimalism, Adonis Enricuso
  4. Treasure Box, Adonis Enricuso
  5. Palestine; We Let You Down, Guess Who
  6. Por-por Chha Gaya Basant, Upendra Singh
  7. The love song, binod bastola
  8. de tijd, ko the skipper
  9. A big thanks poem..., PARTHA SARATHI PAUL
  10. Not the One, Dean Meredith

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Dickinson

239

"Heaven"—is what I cannot reach!
The Apple on the Tree—
Provided it do hopeless—hang—
That—"Heaven" is—to Me!

...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet John Burroughs

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]