Odhiambo Gilbert Francis


Odhiambo Gilbert Francis Poems

1. Have I Loved Amiss 6/11/2013
2. Only One Answer 1/12/2017
3. My Blood Boils 5/29/2017
4. Take These Legs Of Mine 1/8/2015
5. Cornel's Song 5/30/2014
6. Kizuri 4/3/2016
7. The Swing 10/14/2012
8. Justice 10/30/2013
9. Elegy For Lost Friendship 9/24/2012
10. Love Gives You The Wings 1/28/2014
11. Today Was Not Ours 10/1/2013
12. Silence 8/27/2013
Best Poem of Odhiambo Gilbert Francis

Silence

The river is no more,
No flood, no splash, no roar;
A solitary portion, a king missing his throne
Kowtows to bemoan the hard fate that left him forlorn.

The praises have ceased,
Joy and dreams... deceased;
Hearts that once sung with zest followed the birds to the west
Where the sun shines best and potency is confessed.

In life's final lap,
Useless is your trap,
No gay yarns for excited ears nor tissue for cheery tears;
The end of affairs often times doom declares.

Yet, in the stillness,
In love's loud silence,
Listen, listen and ...

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