Treasure Island

Feyisayo Anjorin

(April 29,1983 / Akure, Nigeria)

Do You Have A Voice?

A light flashes through the dark night sky
The following sound seems to shake your world
The event and the following moment
Fills you with awe
And you still think you have a voice?

The sun
Never failing to rise and set
The sea
Continuously tumbling in its rage
The earth
Human habitat through the ages
And you still think you have a voice?

We pamper the vehicle of living
Feeding yearnings that should be starved
We forget of a certainty
The vehicle of living
Will soon nourish the soil
And nourish maggots and worms

The Power of Love
Greater than the forces of nature
it orders the steps of nature
A million human-made lights
Would never change the day to night
A million human-made heaters
Would never change winter to summer
Do you still think you have a voice?

Humans have one certain end
We strengthen our arms against inconvenience
We gain wealth
We seize wealth
We gain power, love, and admiration
We seize power
We seem immortal
It's the same end
The truth takes the day

God is love
Love is of God
It's a power that weakens our strength
Ever wonders what it does to our weakness?
Why do you think you have a voice?

Submitted: Saturday, May 09, 2009
Edited: Friday, March 30, 2012

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  • Dove Allen (7/14/2010 10:05:00 AM)

    The voice of wisdom echoes in your definetly have a voice...a gift from God...keep up the good work! By the parish priest is from Nigeria too...a very delightful man.. :) (Report) Reply

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