Tolu Akinwole

Rookie (Nigeria)

Tolu Akinwole Poems

1. Patch The Gap 9/5/2008
2. Of The Jungle Dancers 9/8/2008
3. A Vision 9/8/2008
4. They Come Back Just In Time 9/16/2008
5. I Don'T Know 9/23/2008
6. Void 12/12/2008
7. The Dead Celebrates His Death 12/17/2008
8. Blocked 1/9/2009
9. The Cooks 4/9/2009
10. Her Departure 4/9/2009
11. 'Unman My Man' [to F. F.] 8/31/2009
12. A Letter To My Any-Me 10/29/2009
13. Uncertainties 4/13/2010
14. To My Friend The Artist 4/9/2009
Best Poem of Tolu Akinwole

To My Friend The Artist

Madness -
How you hate that word!

But are we not mad -
Mad like the he-goat
That slept with his mother?

You are mad,
I am mad,
We are all mad -
Mad like that farmer
That stole another's sweat.

But we needn't deny it,
God knows we are mad
Both of us, yes, we are;
Our instruments make us so.
And don't we build worlds with them?

Mad we are and let's be mad;
It's excellent just to be mad -
Not like the farmer, nor like the he-goat,
But like the sharp teeth that bites the tongue.

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