Seyi Enikanoselu

Rookie - 424 Points (May 1989 / Iju)

Vanitarian - Poem by Seyi Enikanoselu

"You must push the pen to the column, " my father commanded,
"Your paper isn't inked well, " mother yelled,
Waiting and sighing in perfidy;
Bending over the rough and dull monsters,
Without a moment to digest the water of employment,
Nor space to swallow the morsels of dividends,
embezzled by some mouths hours ago,
Sabotaged by the squeeze of arithmetics,
With lumps and difficult cortege.

"Wait a moment, " will I say,
"Why do I labour? " Will I think,
With tears of horror and fear of terror,
Like a lad under cruel mistress,
Nojob but much studies,
No compensation but more repudiation,
Why then do I labour in vain?

Topic(s) of this poem: unemployment

Form: Lament


Comments about Vanitarian by Seyi Enikanoselu

  • (3/17/2019 3:06:00 PM)

    One must labour because no one knows when blessings will come. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/17/2019 3:06:00 PM)

    One must labour because no one knows when blessings will come. (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (3/24/2018 2:49:00 AM)

    Nojob but much studies,
    No compensation but more repudiation,
    Why then do I labour in vain? conveying the frustration....... so many suffer from it. you are giving voice to their helplessness and frustration...... thank u. tony
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 24, 2018



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