Aliyu Umar Abubakar


The Nays Have It - Poem by Aliyu Umar Abubakar

Our house
Red
Hot
Is
Matte
And, father (who smiles freedom)
A little "torpid"
Taciturn

I carry
My
Fa
Mi
Ly
On
Rachis
Across
This noc
Turnal
Lagoon


I
am
flat

To
The roar
the black river... a glare
Waving me
My
Fa
Mi
Ly, (human family)

To
The embrace
Of a forlorn
Shore

Our Red House
Is but
A convenient metaphor
I see
A hammering Pharaoh
Nailing Babymoses
Our Elixir


Under the dome of a bantering haze
We
Jolly people
Laugh
At the seams of hope
And soft claws of a looming doom

Topic(s) of this poem: political humor


Comments about The Nays Have It by Aliyu Umar Abubakar

  • Drtony Brahmin (4/23/2018 7:03:00 AM)

    To
    The embrace
    Of a forlorn
    Shore... i carry my family........ seams of hope and soft claws... of doom........ dear poet your thinking is fantastic and presentation and the use of words is very original....... thank u. tony
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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 23, 2018



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