Tapera Makadho

I Salute You - Poem by Tapera Makadho

It's you who taught me
To curve a line out of iron
And made me blacksmith,
Now I mould words out of tongues -
Words which can wage wars
And call them wits.

Have you forgotten?
The grooves of a gun
Are engraved through hard firing!
You took me from my little
Hamlet and gave me a helmet,
Now I know how to smelt
A matter of ornament.

It's you who tamed the lion
If they say iron sharpens iron
But brooding me to a pet of zion
I Salute You.

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 7, 2015

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