Ridwan Olamide

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A Believer's Travels - Poem by Ridwan Olamide

A mile, then the next,
Ten miles, then another,
A hundred miles and still counting.

This endless search for the key,
all but a vain journey,
though I have hints,
they only show that I cannot find all I need.

Certain about defeat,
yet more determined to search,
to comb the seven heavens,
to dig the seven earths,
and to search all that is between.

Though my search ends in defeat,
I am delighted wit my lot,
I am certain, more certain, most certain,
that I did as I was asked,
that He alone has the Key, the Knowledge, which he tells me to seek,
Allah knows best.


Comments about A Believer's Travels by Ridwan Olamide

  • (12/2/2011 10:43:00 AM)


    This poem is simple in language and the them is treated very direct. Yes, the key that your looking for, He has it, and even if you cannot find it down here, you know up there it is certain.

    I like what you have done here, not complicating things but right to the poem. No much profundity of poetic imagination, bot neat and clean this poem is.

    Take care now!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 2, 2011



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