Sulaiman Alimat Taiwo

Rookie - 133 Points (22: 11: 1990 / Ogbomosho)

The Barren Sea - Poem by Sulaiman Alimat Taiwo

How long shall I wallow in fears?
Alone in the heart of the barren sea
For my eyes cry to see my home in the quiet nest
From the saint of memories, my heart filled with empty hopes

Going blind to ignore my own agony
Will I turn deaf before I hear my own cry?
My belly is an evidence of a fading strength
How long more in this cage of solitude?

The sea of hope soon drying off
Thirsty amidst river, the sea is barren
How long shall I quench my thirst with hope?
Hope soon lost to wish, on the barren sea I ride

Topic(s) of this poem: alone

Comments about The Barren Sea by Sulaiman Alimat Taiwo

  • Folorunso Oladipo Daniel (5/21/2016 3:06:00 AM)

    Wow! I love this poem. Portraying my nation full with milk and honey yet its people suffer... (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (4/3/2015 2:10:00 PM)

    A very well written and lonely poem. Thank you for sharing.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 3, 2015

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