nicholas boateng

Plea - Poem by nicholas boateng

How shall he begin to say this?
His pride scares him off
As a mighty man it stands before him, he’s so afraid
He knows, he needs not be squeamish
Neither needs he be grumpy
For perhaps his friendship was just smarminess in sunshine
He’s ashamed and cannot stare in the eyes of the angel
Each smile reveals his weakness;
Her laughter, his latent pain
How shall he begin to say “I’m sorry? ”
She’s vivacious, intelligent, dutiful and attractive
But what is he...
Nasty, irresponsible, carefree, kiddy and yielding
How could he…let her in whom he found joy down?
How could he, paid back good with evil?
He is sorry!
Do not leave him here, in oblivion and in obsession
Forgive him and let the soul within him be healed!
…as we forgive those who trespass against us… Luke 11: 4.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Plea by nicholas boateng

There is no comment submitted by members..

Langston Hughes


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Friday, February 4, 2011

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]