john chizoba vincent

Gold Star - 15,719 Points (18 may 1990 / Aba, Abia stae)

I Am Not A Silent Goat - Poem by john chizoba vincent


Treat me not so,
I am not a silent goat;
Every human has his pride
So do I.
Don't take me for granted; I can move, breath and chew as you do, so treat me not so.

Kick me not so,
I am not a silent goat;
The cud in mouth is not an act of stupidity,
But a way of enduring hardship but can't endure it any longer than this.
So treat me well and I shall serve you better.

Are humans better than goats?
Even though you are-
We become equal at death,
Then why carry yourself up as if you own the world?

I am not as silent as you may think I am,
I have a right to live as you have;
Treat me like a fool and you shall be arrested immediately:
Every goats are not without passion to live and be free like humans.

More blood dripping down from my eyes,
More pains stripped down on my body;
Is that not enough for the perfection of my stupidity?
As I stretched in the womb, I heard your complaints,
There seemed to be a mess that another goat is coming-
Why treat me though like am insane?

I am not a silent goat you should have known that,
I talk when others are silent looking like a coin.
Why treat me like this?
Why treat me like a commoner? !
Why kick me here and there?
I have a conscience like you do! ! !

(C) john chizoba vincent

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Allegory

Comments about I Am Not A Silent Goat by john chizoba vincent

  • Rajnish Manga (1/21/2016 10:21:00 PM)

    All men are equal and God has created them so. Man has started all kinds of discriminations.
    Every human has his pride / So do I / I have a right to live as you have / Kick me not so / I am not a silent goat;
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