Alade Abayomi Idris

Veteran Poet - 1,416 Points (November 25,1989 / Lagos, Nigeria.)

On The Seeing Hill - Poem by Alade Abayomi Idris

On the seeing hill

Where I sometimes chill

Chilled by the sight I see

Boneless aged trounced virile lad

Past too powerful for present to overcome

And our adored future

Scampered beyond our chase.


Seeing from the seeing hill

In flowing white garments

Converged at a critical time

Powerful men of the cardinal points

To resuscitate our monstrous past

To defeat our present.


From the seeing hill

I see briefcases handed to the corner stones

A Waterdrop to droughty pebbles

At the polling place of decision

Crucifying our present with tact of the past

To shoo our morrow.


From the seeing hill

Uncultured boys of scarred faces

Brandished sabres

Weeding greens of the pasture

Tossing boxes of truth

To gore our now

And strangled our ends.


From the seeing hill

Minors gobbling grubs up the street

To fill cards with their impish prints

Killing the future

They would come to seek.


Going to the seeing hill

To see our many ill

Got me chilled

Though, jocund

For the runner's hideout i know.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is written to mouthpiece the problems impeding our growth as a nation. All manners of wrongful acts were indulged upon in the recent election that was to usher us into new utopia. The future bliss that we collectively seek is shooed off with these acts and if care is not taken, might never come in due time. May God bless Nigeria. Amen!

Comments about On The Seeing Hill by Alade Abayomi Idris

  • Kelly Kurt (4/3/2015 3:24:00 PM)


    A wonderful poem, Alade. May God bless your country and you.
    Peace.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, April 3, 2015


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