Joseph Oladehinde Ibikunle

Freshman - 562 Points (31 of July 1988 / Alagbado, Lagos.)

The Onset - Poem by Joseph Oladehinde Ibikunle

Perfections in the first garden
Prelude of peace - not perilous.
But on a beautiful cypress in Eden
Perched an attractive Albatross.
The pandemic imperfection nears.
Lo! The pretty perfection marred,
The erring pair of pioneers
From Eden, that day barred.

This reason be for many a squalid.
My iniquities glow like ember.
Before You, this is not splendid.
But Your magnanimity I remember.
Please, pardon all immoral done
This voice of your poor little son.

Topic(s) of this poem: art

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 17, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 28, 2015

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