Feyisayo Anjorin

Rookie (April 29,1983 / Akure, Nigeria)

Johannesburg(Our Jerusalem) - Poem by Feyisayo Anjorin

We sit and ponder on the dangers that lurk in this field of greens,
We carved the mountains and hills and searched for lovely stones;
We swim with sharks; swords, shields and spears for our dreams;
Living stones are better than lovely bones.

If Love would live the full meaning of strength and glory,
Like the blooming of Jacarandas, artistic sprinkles of purple in a field of greens.
A rainbow on the horizon, a delightful story;
If we would be fixed to the anchors of love,
Then our soils, streets and dark alleys will stand for our dreams.

We bleed daily, as in a battlefield, we hoped for warmth;
We smile as the sun rises, a new day is a fortress for the sons of Africa.
We run with lions and hope for warmth;
It is another mysterious day for the sons of Africa.


Comments about Johannesburg(Our Jerusalem) by Feyisayo Anjorin

  • Veteran Poet - 1,492 Points Pheko Motaung (6/6/2012 3:15:00 PM)

    A sad poem.Truly written with soul.Thaks my man (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Anele The_african_son Potelwa (umbhali_wasembo) (5/24/2012 8:28:00 AM)

    Wow! I really wish you could my poem title

    The_City_Of_Gold its more of the same theme as yours about johannesburg, but I really adore the true reflection that have pened above, its very wonderful

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 9, 2012


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