Alade Abayomi Idris

Veteran Poet - 1,395 Points (November 25,1989 / Lagos, Nigeria.)

Baby, And Its New Home - Poem by Alade Abayomi Idris

Had i knew myself
I would have peeped
Question myself on things seen
Alas! Oh! Alas!
I never knew myself nor where i leaped from
I just leaped and later i looked
Pitied at the picture of self seen
Nude in cold
Tooless in the verdure
Unarmed in the battle
No fuel to kindle the engulfing gloom
Road too block to make a path.

Gory things i seen
Without prior knowledge and preparations
I yelled, wailed wanting to return
to my world
World i knew nothing of
Then came the force
Held me with all strength
No trick worked
No tactics succeeded
Force manacled me to the suffering world
I yelled, and wailed
Cried cried and cried all day.

'I never belong here'
'I am nude in this cold'
'Am unarmed in this bloody field'
'Toolless in this flourishing verdure'
'Fuelless to kindle this scarring gloom'
I cacophonously cried my agonies
Sang songs in dolor
Pitied! Deaf force refuse to let go
I cried and cried
In summer and winter
In the coming and going of sun
'I don't belong here'
'Let go of me'
I noised my themes
Force too deaf, refused to let go.

Well dried, pipe ceased to run
Noise faded leaving mouth closed
Emotions too cost to waste
'I hate force' I concluded
Looking beyond to the horizon
Graced with strands of rainbow
I made friend with time
Walked with days
Only to find myself in the horizon
Where lights flickered
Clothes too many, i can't wear all
Houses too many, i can't filled all
I smiled, fell in love with the force
That never let go of me
Into my world
World i knew nothing of.

Here i knew too well
Though troubles journeyed at interlude
I schooled to surmount
'I never wants to go'
'I never wants to leave'
'I like it here'
These i cried and cried
To the force that held me
'Hold me tight'
'Tighter than before'
'For the manacle is loosing'
'Hold me tight! '
'I don't want to go'
'To the world i know nothing of that beckons'
I themed my cries
As i ambled with the hypocrite, time.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 2, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 21, 2013


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