Babatunde Aremu


Ink Is My Blood - Poem by Babatunde Aremu

I am a poet.
There is ink in my blood.
I flow through lines
As a river meandering its course.
My blood is ink,
Ink is my blood.
I give life to the depressed
I flow to educate
I flow to enlighten
I meander to caution
I wriggle to chastise
I correct ills in the lands
I flow beyond borders
I flow through out the world.
My ink flows ceaselessly after my departure
It flows to the land I never tread
My ink is my life.
My ink may look ordinary
But it is a potent force.
My ink does not faint
My ink is my blood
So, enjoy the drops of my blood


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Dedicated to all poets and creative minds

Comments about Ink Is My Blood by Babatunde Aremu

  • Ovi-enita Odiete Ovi-enita Odiete (1/27/2016 2:28:00 AM)

    Such a poignant and descriptive poem from a Poet from Nigeria.... Same Country as mine... (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (10/27/2015 12:57:00 PM)

    To enlighten the World with your works. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (9/3/2015 3:42:00 PM)

    Beautiful piece. I love it. For indeed the work of a poet gives blood to the conscience in society. IT makes us part of real world and the demands of this world as human beings. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad Akhtar Jawad (1/24/2015 1:57:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem..........................10 (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar Geetha Jayakumar (12/25/2013 8:40:00 AM)

    A powerful poem indeed. A lovely dedication to all poets. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (10/30/2013 4:55:00 PM)

    Very strong with a glorious meaning! (Report) Reply

  • Aldrich Suarez (4/10/2013 4:54:00 AM)

    SO wonderful... i like it... Your ink is your blood and pen is your idea if you write in a piece of paper which is your life it will appear as your act...and eyes will read like mine.... (Report) Reply

  • Aria Siren Aria Siren (2/19/2013 9:00:00 AM)

    You have unwavering passion behind all of the poems I have read by you. Passion for poetry, for your people, for peace, for life, for your cause. It is refreshing. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (2/8/2013 1:17:00 AM)

    It flows to the land I never tread. I really like it a lot. A poet's work travels the world, even though the poet never
    leaves their desk is what it says to me. Very profound! Keep writing, you're good. (Report) Reply

  • Efe Benjamin Efe Benjamin (11/22/2012 1:41:00 AM)

    great poem sir, dis is surely a gud example of wat a true poet is, tnks 4 sharin'.. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George Valsa George (11/19/2012 10:31:00 PM)

    This is indeed beautiful! As you are, I also feel proud to be a poet! ' My ink flows beyond borders and flows to lands
    I never tread'! Great thoughts! ! (Report) Reply

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (10/19/2012 12:47:00 PM)

    This is very metaphoric and somehow very strong. To consider ink as blood can speak of many things and many considerations. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rigzin Namgyal Rigzin Namgyal (10/10/2012 5:24:00 AM)

    ..i give you 10/10 for this poem Babatunde... (Report) Reply

  • Rigzin Namgyal Rigzin Namgyal (10/10/2012 3:55:00 AM)

    ..wow..a wonderful poem..loved it..
    ..there is ink in your blood..it is potent..
    ..we all enjoyed this ink in your blood.. (Report) Reply

  • Allemagne Roßmann Allemagne Roßmann (10/5/2012 6:46:00 AM)

    Superb and brilliant write and great temperament of poetry.I like it (Report) Reply

  • Solmon Jejemore Gbemiga Solmon Jejemore Gbemiga (9/28/2012 8:53:00 AM)

    I like to say dis poem is pure. (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (9/23/2012 9:48:00 AM)

    A fantastic poem, like it. (Report) Reply

  • John S John S (9/21/2012 8:52:00 PM)

    good poem. Sounds like writing takes you on quite an imaginative journey. I think when you said
    I give live to the depressed you meant to say life. Great metaphor. It reminds me of Edgar Allen Poe who never made a dime writing poetry, but now his poems live on and are read by people all over the world (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 21, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 31, 2012


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