Ode to a Flood

Kubor Dietei Gimeoin 1990 (Port Harcourt)



Let me sing you a sweet song,
A song as sweet as a grand piano

I have not heard you talk for once
Yet you make men talk about you

You draw out tears from your victims,
And make proud feet bow at your foot

Where are the LANDLORDS
Whose fingers are refined?

They have left lands and tenants behind;
You are the real lord whose presence chases other lords

Classic cars that splashed are being splashed
And feet walk underneath your water web

We hail you mighty conqueror,
Quiet quieter of running lips.

About this poem

I wrote this poem after I witnessed a flood. It is a praise poem for its effortless achievement.

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Written on October 14, 2022

Submitted by Kudietei on October 14, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XX XX XX AB BA XX XX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 505
Words 105
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

Kubor Dietei Gimeoin

I am the sixth child of seven. I grew up in Lobia, a riverine village where our rivers and lands are degraded. This reality is what made me a poet. I have written several unpublished poems. more…

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