Babatunde Aremu


Ink Is My Blood


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

Submitted: Friday, September 21, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Dedicated to all poets and creative minds

Comments about this poem (Ink Is My Blood by Babatunde Aremu )

  • Gold Star - 22,932 Points Akhtar Jawad (1/24/2015 1:57:00 AM)

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

  • Silver Star - 7,536 Points Geetha Jayakumar (12/25/2013 8:40:00 AM)

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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,822 Points Smoky Hoss (10/30/2013 4:55:00 PM)

    Very strong with a glorious meaning! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 22 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Gold Star - 13,914 Points 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

  • Rookie - 79 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 17,372 Points 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

  • Bronze Star - 2,529 Points 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

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

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

  • Rookie - 10 Points 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

  • Rookie - 127 Points Allemagne Roßmann (10/5/2012 6:46:00 AM)

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

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

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

  • Bronze Star - 2,653 Points Dave Walker (9/23/2012 9:48:00 AM)

    A fantastic poem, like it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 47 Points 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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