Oluwatosin Richard Shiba Aribo


An Unstoppable Melancholy - Poem by Oluwatosin Richard Shiba Aribo

Out from shadows thick as forests
Out from boot camps
Out from sinking oil wells
Run on deceit
Out from barbed wired camps
Out from the liquor store
From impunities, inducements
Out
From times of horse whips and
Frog jumps
Green Berets and jackboots,
Out from oceans that swallow you whole
From cheap hotels, paid sex
boob jobs
And free blow jobs
Out from the barricaded zones
From the Black Maria!
Out from atmosphere choked
With sirens and panic'
From rusted gates stained with
Wasted time
Out from dingy rooms neck laced with
Broken bulbs
Out from wild assemblies'
Chorusing stupid anthems!
Out from decomposing caves
Out from the midst of shady
Clerics
Phony patriots
From Bridges propped up on lies
Out from a curse
Out from it all
…and then l woke up.


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 1, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, April 2, 2012


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