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Abdulrasheed Dawodu


The Rightful Denizen


When allies degenerate into foes, then
The heart evicts her denizen

When the voice becomes a litany
The swaying leaves lose her rhythm

The hunter only hunts his bait
From its shell, detaches the snail

The ground trembles
As the couple rumbles

Everything goes wrong
Everybody mourns

Life loses her savor
Like sauce lacks its flavor
 
You get a piteous sight
You cry out in fright

But if only you had
Paid attention to the presage

The heart would have been joyful
Peaceful and delightful

It would have been rightly shepherded
It would have accommodated

The true dweller
The one who lingers forever

Submitted: Sunday, June 26, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (6/26/2011 7:05:00 AM)

    Great poem. I was impressed. It was written well with nice texture and imagery. I rated it 10.
    Thanks for sharing.....
    Kindly read and rate my poem 'A humble complaint' on page 2.
    Best regards
    Akmal (Report) Reply

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