Ehi Abah

Rookie (27-01-1994 / Lagos, Nigeria.)

The Friendly Fiend - Poem by Ehi Abah

The smiley face in every closet
The sweetest voice in everyone's heart
The generous soul in every want
The presence there when you want him near.
--
But like friends we so adore
And yet our mothers advise to ignore
So lovely, so friendly they are
'But keep so away', our guardians say.
--
He's the one who makes us take the stew whose scent has caught our sniff
He is the one who offers free what everyone seals with some blood.
--
But look a bit behind that mask
So always well tailored in a smile
And see what face stays lurking there
Whether set in smile or a grimace.
--
Listen a bit beyond the laugh
And ponder what your ears really hear
Just a friendly joy being expressed
Or a taunting laugh at great mischief.
--
Had always gone for what he wanted
And made no neat exception this time
He came in, not through the high window
But the door opened by your own hands.
--
You wanted and you asked as well
But just to pay him you'd rather not
He smiled his smile and gave you free
But then, it was just a credit sale
--
When he comes on a latter day
As from Faustus that said D-day
When you offer back that given you
He'd rather take your soul with him.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about The Friendly Fiend by Ehi Abah

  • (1/20/2012 9:44:00 PM)


    Good poem.Feel honored to read you (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Friday, December 16, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 17, 2011


[Report Error]