Ibrahim Enitan Eniola Olubiyi
I'Ll Arise! - Poem by Ibrahim Enitan Eniola Olubiyi
All that I am and have
Bestowed I on you
Out of my shell,
Your love drew me out
With the intent of closer proximity
Guard down, security withdrawn,
my trust I gave freely,
Though not earned,
Yet, suddenly, without warning,
A dagger in my heart
The same heart that loved you,
You struck like a thing of nought!
Fallen like a rose flower from its receptacle,
Withered, never to be desired
Nor to be seen by the very eyes that once beheld its beauty,
So you left me,
Greater no destitution than this!
Depraved of all hope,
Like a salt which had lost its saviour,
A sea deprived of its turbulence,
A lion that can not roar,
An eagle that can not soar,
A shadow of my former self,
That you have rendered me!
Like an automobile, destined for the road
Yet without fuel
In talking I talk,
In walking, I walk,
The eye that beholds me sees a being
But I am no more
All that is left of me is a vapour of who I was
I have sunk and sunk deep,
Perhaps never to rise for a period of time
As bitter as the gall, so is life to me now
All for you
All because of you
You who lured me out of my shell,
Showed and took me to the apex of all heights,
Exposed me to ecstasy at the very best
Yet, you were not pleased!
You pushed me off the peak,
Behold! I fell,
Betrayed, Broken, crushed, left dead...
So you thought,
To your haven you return!
How wrong you are, oh! My darling angel of death!
Oh! Yes! I have been betrayed, broken, crushed and left dead,
The vultures are hovering
In anticipation of my corpse,
Your children will never have!
The dust awaits my return into it
Alas! you are all wrong
Like a disturbed dust
Rising up into the sky
so will I arise!
Like a moth,
Freshly out of its cocoon,
Struggling with the mother's sap
And lifts into the space, flying, showing off its beauty
So will I arise
As the dark, tempest night rolls off
Giving rise to a new morning,
Like the sun that rises every morning,
So will I arise!
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