1984

Rating: 5.0

Symbolic year-
Orwell wrote a book and called it that
Then was when I was ten
Soyinka was two scores and ten
America was tricentenary minus ninety-two
A coup de grace was a year old in my country
Just one year and we had a coup d'etat
Three years earlier my father wore Army khaki
and helped save Chad
When the world's Olympians gathered in Los Angeles
70 years it was one war erupted
and two decades and five for Hitler to spring up another
My mother knew not she 'd chipped in a poet,
and a farmer, and an essayist like Emerson,
And a philosopher, and a thinker like SPA-
(Socrates Plato Aristotle)

1984: symbolic year!
1984: ten years after another Cicero reincarnated.

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how personal history is interconnected with world history!

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Jim Troy 29 August 2011

There is no doubt you are a firey teacher from which many would enjoy learning because of your passions for growing and sharing....But to me Kolawole it is the rhythm or the cadence also that has a presence in this work and makes it that much more enjoyable..... Thanks for asking me to read.....Your friend Jim Troy

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YOU KNOW YOU HONOUR ME ALSO WITH THIS PIECE. THAT YEAR THE NEW COMER WAS BORN. THREE MOONS AFTER JENUS THE GATE KEEPER OPENED THE DOOR. THREE MOONS THREE COMPLETE JURNEY OF THE SUN THROUGH THE HORIZONE. tell me, why did u choose this date?

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Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK 09 August 2010

Historical poetry with blend of coup d'etat -> ‘coup de grâce’ ...oh gosh…why blood shade …still it is shedding…why but? ...share my sorrows to be empathic with the victims… thanks for sharing Regards Ms. Nivedita UK 10/10 PS ~ Peace ~ Peace ~ Peace n

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Hans Vr 30 June 2010

Hey man, I like Emerson, I like Cecero, I like this poem. Keep on aspiring high.

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Michael Brock 12 May 2010

Very well done, wonderful interplay of imagery and history. thanks for sharing Michael

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