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14 years ago

thou boisterous ancient foe,
you crept in surreptitiously,
and bore a hole in our hearts.
It's 14 years now,
14 years of longing.
For seven years, the torrential rain battered us,
and we almost succumbed to the intensity of the rain.
a Moses arose,
lion-hearted damsel
and the lineage was rescued.
Father, I ache and bleed daily,
as I remember your tilling and planting seasons.
You planted many seeds in us.
Father, a little seed has sprouted,
and has borne many fruits,
succulent fruits indeed.
I wished I could give you a bite,
the curtain was drawn 14 years ago,
and now you are a complete dust.
Adieu, my father!
Adieu, the muse that brought out the poet in me.

The pain, grief and sorrow that I felt after my father's death forced me to look for a way of expressing the pent up emotion of anger and sadness; poetry gave me the answer. Over the years, I have fallen in love with poetry and no one can break the union

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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:34:00 AM
    I'm glad poetry is helping you - I think it is therapy for all of us in some way. congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 4:30:00 PM
    congrats on your winning fave poem, yes, poetry is a great medium for expressing intense emotion...

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 11:18:00 AM
    Yes my dear Modupe... poetry is a light to the mind... Pen that relieve the soul off grief. Congrats on your deserving win... Accept my sincere condolence, though late~A.O

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 9:41:00 PM
    Modupe, Congratulations IN HONOR OF Andrea's favorite POEM contest. *Always & Forever' @->- LINDA -<-@

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 8:53:00 PM
    This is a very lovely, so beautiful & very heartfelt dedication to your dad my dear friend Modupe. I love this sooo much. I'm crying now while reading your poem many times. It also makes me think of my dad who suddenly left us 2 yrs ago. I can't deny it. The pain/wound is still fresh in me. I also wrote poems tribute for him: My Bicycle, Missing an Angle & Darkest Moment Passing by. Many congrats on this GREAT WRITE! Thanks for sharing! God bless! love & hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 8:34:00 PM
    Modupe, a sweet win~*~SKAT

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 3:17:00 PM
    Modupe, I'd really like to see you on one of my winners lists. WHy don't you go quickly and enter this one in my Faves contest?

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 2:20:00 PM
    oh, forgot to fave this. I think it's the best of yours I have seen so far! (I have about 20 min I can do Soup today and was happy to see this one)

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 2:18:00 PM
    oh my goodness, this is so GOOD and so heartfelt, MOdupe. I really appreciate you visiting my old poems. I have many more not here at Soup. And as you asked me, I have 8 chapbooks sold at but I think that website is going to be out of existence for booksales after tomorrow. she will have to close down the bookstore where all my books were kept. If you go there, maybe you can still see me. I am the featured author at the home page. So happy to make your acquaintance!