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COMEUPPANCE



Dancing a special kind of waist dance
To impress those who watch from behind
And insult those who watch from front
Draws a battle line for a battle
Which must someday be fought by warriors
Who'll feast on flesh, bath with blood
Chanting war songs and beating war drums
To which you'll have to dance again

You lose your peace but know not
It only becomes crystal clear to you
When tomorrow becomes today and today yesterday
The bridge to the past is gone
No way to travel back into history
And no way to right your wrongs
Your dance in the future, is to,
The music you played in the past.

About this poem

This is a poem which talks about reaping what you sow in life. It unveils the fact that you cannot be partial in the way you treat people and expect happiness and lasting peace to come your way. Reading this poem you will see that the future most times magnifies our past and gives it to us as a gift for our present reality.

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Written on August 02, 2021

Submitted by fidepet on August 02, 2021

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Fidelis Peter Olowu

Simply called Fidel by his friends, he was born in Agbarho Kingdom in Ughelli-North Local Government Area of Delta State, South south, Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Fidel won the first prize in Rapidly Applied Poetry (RAP) contest during the second edition of the Lagos Festival of Poetry organized by the Association of Nigerian Authors, Lagos State Chapter, (ANA-Lagos) in the year 2005. He also has a good number of literary achievements internationally such as: - Nominated as an "Honorary Poet Fellow, Noble House, London England in 2006. - Nominated for "Poet of The Year Award" in 2007 by the International Society of Poets (ISP, USA) - Nominated for "Poet of the year Award" in 2008 by ISP, USA. - Enlisted in "The International Who's Who in Poetry" in 2008 by the ISP, USA. Published in numerous Anthologies, magazines, etc. Apart from being a poet and a practicing Nurse, Fidel is an inspirational Broadcast Journalist, a song writer, singer with a good level of music production skills, a very interesting corporate MC, a Graphic Designer, a Voice-over artist, etc. A little wonder he's referred to as The Wonderman. more…

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