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- The Narcissus
- When Democracy Came
- Crossing The Bridge
- Another Mournful Morning
- If God Made Man LikecA Car
- Another Transition
- Yawning Amidst Food
- The Cow's Tail
- Heart Is The Seat Of Love
- The Beggars
- The Abode Of Love
- The Other Side Of The City
- We Can Hide Nothing Under The Earth.
- The Earth's Pendulum
Tony Adah Poems
I want to tell The whole world That I am thirsty And I don't just want water
A Lost Dream
I was at night asleep On my creaking bed And a sack of dreams Tore upon my head.
The Drums Of War.
The sound of war Is the sound of death War ruins the world and war ruins man The ambience of creativity
The New Generation
We swotted at night Read the pages of our books With the dim blaze of candlelight To find our feet on this part of the earth
My New Year Resolutions
A day after the first day Of the new year I am caught Violating my new year resolutions In my sleep the dream is thick
The veterinarian Is the only doctor that Eats his patients He devours chicken breast
I have volunteered To be a witness to the truth And nothing but the truth But the truth sours
A True Friend Is A Soul Friend
A friend in power Is a friend lost A friend in money Is a friend with wings
Gun Is Not The Only Weapon Of War.
Gun is not the Only weapon of war Starve them Close the airport where
The Owl's Sinister Song.
They jeered at me That I ran away from the ugly owl And its sinister songs in the night Calm as it was.
The Shadow Of The Wind.
The shadow of the wind Passed by the empty plastic bottle Lonely as it stood on a short wall It fell down noisily in the quietude
The Doom Day Is Here.
The recession shrivelled us Like a riped tobacco leaf It came cold and dry with the winter And our tantalizing extragance
Our House In Winter
Winter is here And our house is snowbound We either skate outside Or we remain indoors chattering our teeth
Heaven In A Dreamer's Eye
Far flung and resting upon the sea A great mansion floats With a lush garden of beauty Its legion of flowers casting
Comments about Tony Adah
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892)
(31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821)
I want to tell
The whole world
That I am thirsty
And I don't just want water
But the road to the stream
I want tell the whole world
That I want to eat fish
Not just fish on the table
But a fish trap, a net Or a hook
And avail me the skills
Of wadding in the water
Looking for the fish myself
Give me skills
And leave the world
Under my care.