Rate this poem:(4.00 / 4 votes)

QUEST



Upon me a gaze from your timid shadow
Broke the fabric of my fearless barn
I feel paled down my spine
Dishonesty betook my mind
To your countenance be my dismay
Heaven wished me famished to your lofty deceit
Sought me the accent of objectivity
Betwixt your scanty providence
The avalanche of greed
Displayed in your domestic domain
I stood firm to confirm
The real identity of your dark asylum
In this so called one world, an un-unified entity
In which generality is the subject of individuality
This! a scourge I proclaim indeed
To you seedlings of my fount
Like no ethno-tongue ever emitted unto you
“In this scornful city of painful drama”
Lost to lustful lunatics leaning on….
The edge of the mortal bridge with a badge
Waiting to glaze posterity
With the guise of zenith at the nest nadir
Left me wailing in the pith of addled minds
To crystalize, the sediments of native norms.

About this poem

This poem was written in 2001 and it was inspired by Shakespearean literature. some words were borrowed from some of the popular of works of the bard.

Font size:
 

Written on January 31, 2001

Submitted by olusesan_a on August 19, 2021

47 sec read
7 Views

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…

All Olusesan Adesanya poems | Olusesan Adesanya Books

FAVORITE (6 fans)

Discuss this Olusesan Adesanya poem with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "QUEST" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 2 Dec. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/107369/quest>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    By which poet was "The Raven" written?
    • A. Thomas Hardy
    • B. Edgar Allan Poe
    • C. William Shakespeare
    • D. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets

    »