Kayode Are


Did I Know - Poem by Kayode Are

My mother's litter
Had a dozen and one
But did I know I had no brother
Until adversity drained my bone

My parlor was always full of friends
There for reasons they prize
Not after I shed the garb of office
Did I know no friend of solace

My neighborhood is full of millions
But did I know I had no country
Until the gale of falsehood by minions
Made propriety a capital crime

My treasury is full of accolades
Prizes and honors of highest grade
But did I know integrity was of no value
Until I heard society acclaim crooks noble

My memory is loaded with myriad worry
Of a promising polity fluff its glory
But did I know a day will soon come
When a savior will make good our home

Topic(s) of this poem: societal

Form: Ode


Comments about Did I Know by Kayode Are

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/14/2017 7:36:00 AM)


    It is a beautiful poem on present society having haunting and touching expression with nice collocation. Let me quote..
    My treasury is full of accolades
    Prizes and honors of highest grade
    But did I know integrity was of no value
    Until I heard society acclaim crooks noble
    Thanks for sharing.10
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 28, 2015



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