okoye charles

Rookie - 2 Points (12th Febuary,1988 / Onitsha)

Surreal - Poem by okoye charles

On a Night dark and lonely
Possessed by fierce demons only,
Appeared a gem on heavens door.
So I saw and stopped, and stopped and saw;
Pearl-like gem upon heaven's neck.
Such a beauty adores the gloomy neck.
On a lonely night, haunted by sharp claws,
by hostile peace and by silent wars.

Sleepless night and blue-like moon,
And black, and dusk, and hopeless gloom,
With tales that heavens can not speak of
For the hours that continue to run off;
Souls hovering all around,
Upon the earth without a sound;
Earth which acts as a towering wall,
Surrounded by rivers of tear, a waterfall;
Flowing rivers that will never dry
Replenish by their continous silent cry;
Replenish by eyes, red and swollen
At the gate of Eden, nevermore.

Lost beside Rivers that will never dry
Replenish by their continous silent cry;
Replenish by eyes, red and swollen
At the gate of Eden, nevermore.
Lost beside the lakes surrounded by earth
Lonely still, lonely state
Lost beside the desert and the sands
Where the malicious sun waters the lands.
Lost beside the dead leaves and trees;
Where once dwelt the bees.
Lost beside eternal fires that devour;
In each spark born or evolve,
Igniting mortal eyes; look and you will see,
Creeping shadow where the darkness be.
There the lost sailors dream awhile;
Distant dreams and shady memories alive,
Shrouded in hearts that sob and sigh,
As they beat the long hours by.
Gentle wind of hope; of friends and faces lost,
In silence, blows across the seas and the wailing coast.

For those hearts whose fires are waning,
There is a spark, faint and warming,
For those eyes that wallow in darkness,
There is a star, there is a Goddess! ,
But the observer, observing the sight,
May not look but only see the night,
Never for once stopped to ponder
The faint light just in the corner,
Else he be enlightened and learn to live
Like a god among the children of Eve,
And thus many a souls that here hover,
Walk with drunken steps although sober.

On a Night dark and lonely
Possessed by fierce demons only,
Appeared a gem on heavens door.
So I saw and stopped and stopped and saw;
Pearl-like gem upon heaven's neck.
Such a beauty adores the gloomy neck.


NB: Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's 'DREAMLAND'


Comments about Surreal by okoye charles

  • (3/10/2012 7:09:00 AM)


    Now this poem is breath taking and fabulous and majestic! I take off my hat to you.Only you can come up with a true masterpiece like this great poem.Congratulations and well done to you. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/7/2012 5:32:00 AM)


    I greet thee my dear
    You are powerful...........Silent Listener
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  • (3/4/2012 4:40:00 PM)


    This possesed me into a dream that was epic and great. I have to reread it again to get passed the images you create, for the story underneath. This is a lovely work (Report) Reply

  • (3/2/2012 6:29:00 PM)


    even on the darkest night there is a candle! great poem! (Report) Reply

  • (2/25/2012 9:53:00 AM)


    Of straynge and half-forgotten gothick mysteries broodeth the mind, turning words sweetly upon the tongue. And as those bitter waters run and trickle through that sleeping land, that land of sleeping dreams, so stirreth the poet's soul, putting firey words to parchment crisp... A beautifuly crafted work, Okoye, reminding me of some of the New England writers of the nineteenth century. Such masters as the great Poe, Hawthorn or Melville. This is the first of your poems I've read, and I am seriously impressed. I hope you will produce plenty more like this, and thanks for making contact. (Report) Reply

  • Surbhi Bawaria (ahana) (2/24/2012 11:40:00 PM)


    wow...its good..n touching too.. (Report) Reply

  • (2/24/2012 2:26:00 PM)


    wow. that was alot. once again from the heart. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 25, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 29, 2012


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