Life! A chronicle that is to be told of man
The epoch of reality
A classic beauty of creation
Invincible to the might of all living creatures

I remain unknown to the clan of absurdity
Peasants search for companionship
Boarded me to the realm of humanity
Concealed in their assent without my consent

While I flipped amidst the boundless ocean of chaos
With massive intellect guided by passive outlaws
I! Like a bow shooting the enigmatic arrows
At life ……… not the living

Why are the winds like a wounded lion?
Almost denying it pact with nature
As I breathe it breathe in ignorance
Sometimes I wonder how we live in bravery

My subtle soul laced me to the lake of legends
In a solitary state to find the true definition
Of bloodless sinews and harkened heart
In a stagnant skin beneath the island of incarceration

Life indeed…….. Individuals’ manner of existence
The fortress of my future fortunes
To live and die in nature, then exist eternal
Dwelling in serenity of OLODUMARE!

About this poem

This poem was written in 2005 reflecting on the moral decadence in the society and the supposed perception on the veracity of biological weaponry as a tool for population control.

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Written on March 04, 2004

Submitted by olusesan_a on August 16, 2021

Modified on March 17, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 972
Words 172
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Olusesan Adesanya

Olusesan Adesanya is a Nigerian poet and data analyst, a football enthusiast, his works includes; Life, Remuneration, Frills of 21st century, Evils of the lost age, and The Score. more…

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