The Handwriting On The Wall



When Belshazzar
read
 this handwriting,
his
 troubles began.

MENE, MENE, TELEl, PARSIN

King Saul
read
this handwriting
and
lost his throne.

Jeroboam
read
 this handwriting
and
his kingdom
was taken away
from him

MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN

King Ahaziah
read
this handwriting
and went to Hades.

Idi Amin...
Saddam Hussein...
Mummar Gaddahffi...
read this handwriting
...and trouble came

Do you also want
to read the handwriting
on your wall?

 MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN
Do you want to read
the Handwriting on
your wall?

...Do you want
 to read
 the handwriting
on your wall?

Do you want to read
the Handwriting

MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN

Do you?
Think twice.

About this poem

When Balshazzar read this handwriting, his troubles began. His sins found him out; he never survived the deluge that came his way. Beware, O you man. Don't let your sins find you out!

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Written on May 26, 2023

Submitted by Chinonyeisraeluche on May 26, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme xABcd d eABFx gABFgxx D cABx xxxbx hbE DAxe haBE AB D xx
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 679
Words 145
Stanzas 13
Stanza Lengths 5, 1, 5, 7, 1, 4, 5, 3, 4, 4, 2, 1, 2

Israel Chinonye Uche

Date of Birth: 18/9/57 Nigerian; Igbo BA(Hons) 1982,Theatre Arts, University of Calabar; PGDE, 1987,University of Nigeria, Nssuka Secondary School teacher( retired). Author and publisher more…

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