Post more comments

Eche Ononukwe

(22 November 1984 / Bariga, Lagos)

FOR YOU CANNOT TELL MY PROWL


On my reasoning, you trample;

so will I convince you ethically

that I’m a mast’r for the deals;

if you like you may call me a quack,

but am I a duck that quacks?

For you have fail’d,

fail’d woefully to know

that some learn at different rates than oth’rs.



Delay, delay you’ve caus’d me

while I ought to be on my feet alone;

was it like that in the start

when Heav’n and Earth were made?

They quickly came to be as soon as He summon’d.

But you’ve accus’d me of pride;

what pride is it again,

when I know I can make it

right in any season

to sow and reap for the harvest?



O, you proud devil!

Think not that I have you,

or you have me.

For I now stoop low to conquer you!

Submitted: Saturday, February 27, 2010

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 (FOR YOU CANNOT TELL MY PROWL by Eche Ononukwe )

Enter the verification code :

  • Jim Troy (8/2/2011 4:57:00 AM)

    Eche my wonderful friend, you have had to grow up and mature at a very fast speed. You speak hear with decades of wisdom to overcome the adversities....You are without doubt a man to be reconed with...... Another great one..... you have a lot to share with us all...... Hugs my good buddy......Jim (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. You Are My Life, Radha; You Are My Heart.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  2. Another Poem About That Sean Guy, Katty Briones
  3. Sean, Katty Briones
  4. The Bath Tub is Optional, Deborah DeNicola
  5. Moments When I Think I Still Love You, Katty Briones
  6. Paper Fan, Deborah DeNicola
  7. Librarians, Bijay Kant Dubey
  8. This Morning From the Porch, Deborah DeNicola
  9. Gauguin's Red, Deborah DeNicola
  10. Coffee After Dark, Michael Mira

Poem of the Day

poet Sara Teasdale

"Oh Day of Fire and Sun"
by Sara Teasdale

Oh day of fire and sun,
Pure as a naked flame,
Blue sea, blue sky and dun
Sands where he spoke my name;

Laughter and hearts so high
That the spirit flew off free,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Henry Lawson

After All
by Henry Lawson

 

Member Poem

Rough Life
by Jacob Guinn

[Hata Bildir]