Nur'ayn (new reign)

Rookie - 5 Points (29th January,1990 / Lagos, Nigeria)

Not Just A Poet - Poem by Nur'ayn (new reign)

Alone, at times, I lie back and wonder-
How God made me an artist with words on paper
The beauty of the load I am born to deliver,
Remains a mystery-like a Qur'an to a believer.

I wondered what was going on in Fuentes's sense,
When he said that writing is a struggle against silence
Now I know why my tongue cannot say what I want,
And why my pen is a better gun with which I hunt.

My ancestors are some creatures of amazement
They died decades ago but their works didn't-for a moment
Kipling and Shakespeare, Angelou and Wordsworth
No man on earth can say what each of their words worth.

As I lie here alone, watching as the dawn goes home
Wondering why my mind is never tired to roam
I realize that I am a poet, but not just a poet
With every sonnet, blank verse and heroic couplet.


Comments about Not Just A Poet by Nur'ayn (new reign)

  • G. Akanji Olaniyi (1/18/2016 8:40:00 AM)


    That is how it is! Everything around you as a poet is an inspiration! Even your creation itself is a mystery you would want to write a poem about! Well done! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • (9/17/2012 12:35:00 PM)


    Keep writing, my friend. That is the road to improvement. Yoy are doing rather well, already. Your
    analogy of past and present gave me much room for thought
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  • Alafe Ramat (7/24/2012 3:41:00 PM)


    Whao! Ds is beautifu..lv it..: -) (Report) Reply

  • Oludipe Oyin Samuel (7/23/2012 5:40:00 AM)


    A beautiful affirming piece! Witty to its very rhyme! (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (7/12/2012 10:01:00 PM)


    Writing is a struggle against silence, I liked the way you used
    that truism in your poem. Simply worded with a deep message.
    Great write!
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  • Unwritten Soul (7/4/2012 11:18:00 AM)


    Just beautiful and i can say it's lilke a shiny ode to poets and writers.. I like the fabric of words you used here, it sound unique with a nice rhythm...it sounds simple but i dont think it's a simple poem to write..u construct it in very nice. Keep it up_Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 26, 2012



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