macaulay akinbami

Rookie - 306 Points (7th February / Lagos, Nigeria)

Open The Bars - Poem by macaulay akinbami

Come forth!

From that square lifeless wood

I adjure you

From the breast of your capture cease.

Dare nature's will and power

To hold you still

Fight from within you

And break those shackles

Of audacious cruelty.

Loose yourself from the bond

Of death's hostility

Can you hear me?

He that was pronounced dead

Living on our minds like a dream

Stop our grief and shame

The veils of darkness.

Come forth!

From the grave.

The earth's empty by your leave.

Rage! Howl! ! And Awake! ! !

Empty the grave at this command

Break the doors! Loose the grips!

Come forth!

If there are ears in the dark,

Then out as we wait.

Topic(s) of this poem: awakening

Form: Chain Verse


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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 30, 2004

Poem Edited: Friday, April 1, 2016


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