julius lenjatin

Rookie - 163 Points (14/12/1987 / Samburu-Kenya)

When Things Fall Apart (Owning W.B.Y) - Poem by julius lenjatin

When things fall apart
and the center cannot hold
Things separate
and go in opposite directions
Of either fate for both
or Lack for both
Or fate for one and lack for the other

Things fell apart
Illiteracy and Julius lenjatin
The center did not hold
Mare blow to illiteracy
Success to Julius lenjatin

Hardly were those words out
when a vast image of modern man
Swept across my mind
an image in sir Henry’s suits
walking towards Lincoln memorial
To give a speech?

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I was mixing both William Butler Yeats poem and Chinua Achebes Idea of religion in the Ibo land to create something positive. Both writers were speaking of negative happenings here in their respective works.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 15, 2013

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