Kojo Owusu

Rookie - 0 Points (1984 / Ghana)

Sphinx - Poem by Kojo Owusu

Lion torso,
Half sunk in a sandy quagmire
Hollow eyed demented maniac
Deluge on the stony body, bathed,
Washed, enshrouded in a gloomy
Haze of a desiccated land.

Pharoanic head,
Imposing, haughty, strong
Survivor of Noah’s flood
Dry harmmattan winds, desert howls
Of throbbing, palpitating particles,
Yet unsurpassed in the ancient
Down for all to gape at.

Seven wonders,
Prominent, stupendous, amazing
In the eyes of Herodotus
Gone are they, the wonders
The man lion remains.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 11, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 11, 2005

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