PHUMLA KHANYILE

Veteran Poet - 1,611 Points (17 June / south africa)

Titans Never Die - Poem by PHUMLA KHANYILE

Their bones may lie cold in the bowels of earth
Yet titans never die
No grave is deep enough to conceal their good deeds
They will forever steal moments in our minds
Their names are tattooed on our tongues

Their spirits shall forever resonates with time
Because shallow are their graves
They could not gag their mouths
They still walk amongst men
Talk to the attentive silence of our minds

Titans never die
It is but a lie
Are these not their words spoken?
How come they are still mentioned?
Even though tears have long dried

Chinua Achebe is not dead
Neither did he fell apart, he is at ease
Armed with the arrow of God
He's still the man of the people
Ant hills of the Savannah have echoed

Topic(s) of this poem: poetic expression

Form: Lyric


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Paying tribute to the African Literary Titan, Chinua Achebe…the most respected writer who came out of our own African soil. So loved he had to be moaned twice (as news of his death were doing rounds again in late 2015) . Sir Achebe has been reported to have died at 82 in 2013 by New York Times. The last stanza highlights some, if not all of his world known novels...Let's celebrate our own and aspire to be or even more than they were...To the Poets in Africa and beyond!

Comments about Titans Never Die by PHUMLA KHANYILE

  • Thabani Khumalo (1/14/2016 8:14:00 AM)


    i have developed goose bumps just reading about this guy in such a masterpiece. (Report) Reply

    Phumla Khanyile Phumla Khanyile (1/18/2016 9:07:00 AM)

    Thanks for the positive response...much appreciated

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 14, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 14, 2016


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