Adeosun Olamide

What The Mad Man Says - Poem by Adeosun Olamide

I confess-
I sinned-
I robbed-
A dog its life
Mother was
Had by suck-lings
I sneaked-
Clubbed it to death
And burnt it

I confess-
I sinned-
I dug grave
To bury a life
A chick it was
Had by my maize
It came
I put in palms
And buried it

I sinned-
I confess-
O God, I confess!
Of fishes removed from water
Of birds removed from wings
Of horses removed from tails
I confess, hear God!

He chastise me so-
That unseen dogs- bark hath ears
That dreams are taken by rats
O, save-
They feast on my feet
From worms in my veins-
And fauna in my hair
I plead-
I confessed, hear God!

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  • Kelly Kurt (3/22/2015 12:31:00 PM)

    A striking poem. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 22, 2015

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