Kenneth Umunna

Rookie (30th May 1986 / Lagos)

Don'T Patronise Me - Poem by Kenneth Umunna

My beauty is but a gift
Received just like you did
Neither maker nor better am I
But mere and mortal
Not the brightest bulb on the chandelier
Though I find myself in it
I may dim before the others
And get thrown out by my praiser
Not the noblest of the knights
My shield only blocks my heart
And leave my mind a nude foetus
Not a garden full of roses
For I fart and skunks sigh
A negative sign you say?
My worst yet to come
Not my smile should you defend
For when it takes a toll on you
Your very heart it can rip away
Don’t patronise I say
My bubble is far swollen
The bigger it gets the lighter
I’m frail at air’s weight


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 4, 2011



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