macaulay akinbami

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

Shrewd - Poem by macaulay akinbami

Today ignorance spoke in the court of kings
A lucky fool amongst lords.
She uttered words from idle lips,
To pilgrims on nature’s path
A filthy rebel from the woodcock progeny
Spoke her way, her slavery lot.

Today in the barracks of soldiers
I was cast amongst quails and punks.
A punky mother of innocence.
She said, what?

Ask me not, for I will not like her,
Quip like a rampallian.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 1, 2004



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