Addy Adenawo


This, Even This, Shall Pass - Poem by Addy Adenawo

The wind has risen again, the tide is high
The sky darken, these are the signs
Of a storm much stronger than the last
Of a rain moving in fast

Down it came in its force and fury
Threatening to wash away and bury
The waves broke over us
Pulled back and gathered force

Our tiny ship wasn't safe enough
Not stronger than a tree bough
But we fought the waves while it rained and thundered
We were afraid but glad we had each other

We stumbled and fell
And thought to ourselves, 'Life is cruel'
We've climbed mountains, fought giants
We've being plagued by hunger and sickness and grown faint

Our faith was scarred but never waned
We pressed on pace by agonizing pace
Towards the end we faltered and hovered
But quickly regained our confidence, sustaining it until we crossed over

The victory was expected, we never doubted it but it caught us unprepared
For the exhilaration, the roaring hearts was more than we could bear
Our knees buckled and we fell
Relief shooting through us and filling to the brim like an over flowing well

As we brace ourselves for the waves that threaten
Its crest in the lightening glistening
We know it's just a phase, we've bin there before
We know we'd look back and laugh at the crack of dawn

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 18, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013


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