Tobi Adebowale

Rookie (April 2nd / Nigeria)

Tobi Adebowale Poems

1. To Cordelia Tanko 5/22/2009
2. To Cordelia Tanko 2 5/22/2009
3. Living In Death 6/10/2009
4. What I See 6/10/2009
5. An Apprentice's Song 6/10/2009
6. Green And Greener 6/10/2009
7. Their Cries, Their Lies 7/25/2009
8. A True Rebrand 7/25/2009
9. Playing Roles 8/7/2009
10. The Hallowed Cave 10/31/2009
11. Gone Till October 10/31/2009
12. Mortal Bravery 10/31/2009
13. The Fizzling Sizzle 10/31/2009
14. Mending My Zeal 10/31/2009
15. Sweet Relief 10/31/2009
16. Saved 5/1/2009
17. Fleeting Feeling 5/12/2009
18. Drunk Sonnet 5/12/2009
19. Trapped 5/22/2009
20. The Hangman's Noose 5/22/2009
Best Poem of Tobi Adebowale

The Hangman's Noose

In mid-air
It lies suspended
With potent power
Waiting to serve
Its stone-faced master
It poses
Like the open mouth
Of a cunning croc
Waiting patiently
For its helpless victim
And when it gets him
It acts like a robber
Snapping
Snatching the life
Of unlucky convicts
The hangman’s noose
Thick and round
Hanging gaily
Like a harmless swing
Yet a frightening terror
To criminal minds
And horror
Even to the innocent.

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Trapped

I can’t comprehend it
I thought I was untouchable
But now I am at sea
As to how it came to be
And like a shark in a net
Threatening it to tear
My bones almost jump
Out of my skin
With perspiration wet

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