olawale famodun

Freshman - 722 Points (Lagos Island)

Slave And King - Poem by olawale famodun

Am a kind of slave:
Am set free
To die
To eat
To sleep
To live
And now
To rule.
I have the slave colour,
But am not gonna be slave.
A slave is king,
Many slaves have been kings
And am a kind of slave,
And am no exception
To the obligation.
I will put the crown
On my own head;
I will hold the scepter
In my own hands.
I’m a slave,
Am proud a slave,
But I am to be
Crowned the king!
Many slaves will be king,
The fingers are all equal
When you bend them
For all to touch at their very tips.
And then I will be a king
Like other slaves.
Am slave,
Slaves will always be king.
The royal family is a slave
And they will all be kings.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 6, 2015

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