Idris Abayomi Alade
A Poet Not A Journalist - Poem by Idris Abayomi Alade
I am a poet not a journalist
Cogitation is my tool
Awesomely, I lit a phenomenon
People get wowed.
I am a poet
Free as the birds
I travel to and fro
The vast sky of my thoughts and imaginations
Like the parrot I talk without the fear of the bird-killers
But my friends here are caged
Tied with the manacles of profession
They keep their opinions to themselves
Gore their feelings with double edged swords
They suffer greatest mysteries of life.
Don't call me a journalist
I hate it
I don't carry news like a hawker
I set its wheel ablaze
Shoo the evil doers into hiding
The stubborn ones I step on their toes and wag my tail in jocund
I brag in my mind... What will they do?
Throw me in dungeon
You green my writing mood
You get the wheel of communal agitation rolling
I am a poet not a journalist.
Alade Abayomi Idris
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