Imisioluwa O. Owonikoko

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What You Are - Poem by Imisioluwa O. Owonikoko

When the eye is beginning to see what only its ears have ever heard of
Or what its mind has only ever conceived
Or what its precious heart has always longed after
Then the words “am beginning to see clearly….”
Wouldn’t be that of a ‘blurred vision’,
But that of a right sight,
Quite as that of a knight,
Which only has succeeded in beholding;
Even in such plight,
As of a fright that comes with the darkest of nights,
A bright light
Which others in their entire might,
Had to climb height, fight,
But yet, have never been able to hold so tight.

In all it shows like a kite
High above the sky
Never to be brought down
Never to be seen below

Come close to her
and you will find
The words of my mouth
Just as true
Just as though it were her
Cause it is not as though
But that she is
Without exageration
As awesome as she is

Look beyond yourself
Take your gaze off your back
With keen sight look ahead
Cos therein lies who you are

I know you
And am glad I do
Years to come
The words won't fade
But as Gold and silver
Shines more with time
Your Beauty, Strength
Character, Value
Wisdom and Awe
Would be just as it is
In His mind
Who formed and fashioned
Your Heart

It's in you
Don't let any thing
On earth or under
Good or Bad
Don't just let anything
Take it away from you
Your life, Gift and identity.
Cos it's yours

With love from Your friend


Comments about What You Are by Imisioluwa O. Owonikoko

  • (5/12/2011 11:43:00 PM)


    Great poem. Remarkable imagery with plenty of wisdom.
    Wonderfully written. I rate it 10.
    Thanks for sharing.....
    Please read and rate my poem 'A humble complaint' on page 2.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 12, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, May 13, 2011


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