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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.

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Written on January 31, 2001

Submitted by olusesan_a on August 19, 2021

Modified on April 10, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 867
Words 157
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 24

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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