Shola Balogun

Freshman - 647 Points (Igbo Ora, Oyo State, Nigeria, West Africa)

Night - Poem by Shola Balogun

Rain on my tongue.

Threshing floor of pebbled camwood,
Then hidden faces and strange footsteps
On slaughter slabs, eyes swirling
Across the uncharted silence.

Thrust of faltering lips-Now,
I could hear the whispers
Of the dark hour
And I taste this mint of my tears.

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/12/2017 3:55:00 AM)

    My tears! ! Facing the odds of life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 12, 2017



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