olawale famodun

Freshman - 722 Points (Lagos Island)

Someone Has Spoilt The Soup With Salt - Poem by olawale famodun

Someone has spoilt the soup with salt.
We’ve added enough
To the soup in the cauldron,
But someone came
At our back
To add too much salt
Into the soup.
Now the soup is bad, bad, bad.
Nobody can take it
Without a numb feeling
On the tip of the tongue,
And we are going to cry, cry, cry.
What would the women eat,
Who would bear the children?
What would the men devour,
Who would have something to fight for?
Who would touch the pot
When the soup is hot
When it is finished, when
The soup is completed with
The salt like if the sea is tasted in it.
Should we pour the salty soup away?
Someone did bad
By coming to add
Unnecessary salt to it.
Salt is blessing, but too much salt
Has spoilt the soup,
Too much of good things
Ought to be made moderate.
The soup still has its delightful aroma,
but to the tongue it’s menacingly tasteless.
Somebody came at our back
To spoil the soup with salt.
Yet salt brings blessing and tastefulness
And makes soup palatable,
But somebody came
And added too much salt.
Where would our salvation
Come from now?
Salt has spoilt the soup;
We are dancing with our tongues,
It would go numb,
Because someone
Amongst us, has
Wasted salt into our soup.

Topic(s) of this poem: sabotage

Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 6, 2015

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