Samuel Obono Jr

Rookie (Lagos, Nigeria)

Who Am I? - Poem by Samuel Obono Jr

The chameleon
who play colour tricks
knows why
The snake
who sheds its skin
knows why
and the tortoise
who hide in its shell
knows why
but who am i to tell?
I am guilty of the same crime
I am the masquerade
who drive the crowd affright
but hide under a blanket at night
i am the lizard
who never keep his head up

The world is a dreadful place
still i must leave herein
mutating for relevance
my persona peeling away
till i know not who i am
and soon
I'll be like a fish
out of water


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, June 13, 2011


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