john chizoba vincent
Don't Judge A Poet - Poem by john chizoba vincent
Let a poet be a poet he is;
Do not judge him as an Anti-christ,
Do not judge his words because they
Are not truthful as you may think they are.
Do not judge his face even though it is
As sag as a belt or a trouser that is worn out,
Allow a poet to exercise his right as a poet.
Don't mislead a poet' thought,
Don't change his direction of thought
He is a human being like you in a journey
That seems lost and deceiving to follow.
A poet may speak out of sense but he is
Interpreting from the gods and the goddess.
People of extra-ordinary talent (poet) are
Not crazy as you may think they are in their behaviours.
Poets are as weak as you are, though they rule the
World with words and swords of words but they
Are fearful and emotional sometimes in life.
Do not misinterprete a poet's metaphor and similes,
It is his device that was giving by the god.
Listen and listen good, poets also lack;
They also feel abused and rejected in the society.
Many of them were beating and killed like John the baptist whose head was cut in the madness of the day.
Poet is not a poet until he is a poet that have been abused by the society he belongs to.
Poets also cry and weep like babies seeking after their
Do not judge a poet, he is as weak as you are.
He is an artist that his muse can escape him
When he needs him the most.
He is to be loved like every other human beings,
Do not judge his appearance and looks;
He may look like 'Wole' or 'Ahmed Yerima'
It is how God created him and loved him,
Do not judge a poet but see him as you see yourself.
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