Comfort Ndlovu


The tale is told


The tale is told
the secret is sold,
one's life's on-hold
and I behold
the fool of the Lord
in his clothes old
and in a state so odd
in this weather cold,
he carries a rod
and a paper to fold
and stone to turn gold
and a brick to mould
down the rough road
oh my God!
Passes by a flashy Ford
yet his soul is void
and, oh remember him Lord!
He's barely been bold
and now he's helpless and old
so, let Your Right Hand hold
his brittle bones old
until he reaches the land of Nod
and, 'till he humbles himself
beneath the sod.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Toil and turmoil in a world of wonder - 'till one bites the dust!

Comments about this poem (The tale is told by Comfort Ndlovu )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]