Kayode Are


Off The Rainbow - Poem by Kayode Are

Many rainbows have I seen
None I sought on my own
They seem to cross path
With my soul on its raft

Have glimpsed the finery of a rainbow
Beholding the curve of its shadow
Wondering always about source
Never able to truly follows its course

Have seldom seen a rainbow streak
In moments of idleness or calm
Only after rumbles or a freak
The sky its color stridently stream

Have seen rainbows north and south
They differ but their beams are same
Unfurling for brief moments many colors
Like a peacock flaunts its feathers in vanity

Have chased after the rainbow
Seeking the pot of gold at its base
The further I chased the swifter the mist
Blowing finery into wispy cloud

Once in a rainbow I nursed ideals
As a green stripe in the muddle
Of an ephemeral posse of ideas
As the fringe scuttle a sound middle

Many rainbows have gone by
But none has warmed my heart
The colors may lift the sky
But their deception pains the earth

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Epigram


Comments about Off The Rainbow by Kayode Are

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (4/7/2017 7:25:00 AM)


    Where is the source of the rainbow…… Pot of gold at ist base.
    Beholding the curve of the shadow
    Like a peacock flaunts its feathers in vanity
    Earth’s pain at their deception
    very imaginative and philosophic poem. thank you dear poet.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/26/2016 11:19:00 AM)


    None i sought on my own! Respecting the ways of nature. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 2, 2015



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