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By the Bend

That’s where I have been
Among men whose work remains to be seen.

This is where I reside
Amidst this stream of men-
Whose trade flourishes in inks of pen.

You have searched the dancing floor
Among those bevy of girls-
And men captured by dancing spells,
Alas! I will be home reading Bernard Shaw.

My heart breathes writing poetry
As a breeder tends his poultry,
Seeking the wonders yet to appease the human mind,
Writing words too touching for men to rescind.

When next you need to seek me
And your heart beats for a sip of poetry or prose,
I will be blooming fresh like the red rose-
In my house just a couple of houses by the bend.

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  1. Date: 1/3/2012 8:16:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest. Wishing you the best Muyideen. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 4:42:00 PM
    I feel the same. As the world turns, I bore with the speaking voices--hoping to return home to a book and the inner voice of the poet.

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 6:56:00 AM
    Wonderful poem, Muyideen. It was truly a nice pleasure read that amazingly shows your love for poetry with a beautiful swagger-like feel. Congratulations my friend, on surviving final round with this perfect display of your talent.

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 3:43:00 AM
    This is a nice expression of your love for poetry. Congratulations for your worthy poem making it to the final round. Best wishes in the contest

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 6:09:00 PM
    Ah, a poet's poet and with what wit you write. Congratulations on your wonderful poem being featured.

  1. Date: 9/12/2011 9:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Muyideen. Love, Carol

    Ayinla Avatar Muyideen Ayinla
    Date: 9/12/2011 10:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks carol I am really delighted. May our inks never dry, let's keep writing.
  1. Date: 8/5/2011 10:46:00 PM
    ‘The soul of a poet…great write -Jo Davis

  1. Date: 8/5/2011 9:21:00 AM
    This is great, creative and imaginative!!!! Really shows your love for poetry..Thanks so much for sharing

  1. Date: 8/5/2011 7:53:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Muyideen. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

  1. Date: 8/4/2011 9:34:00 PM
    beautiful expressions on the theme of writing poetry, Muyideen

    Ayinla Avatar Muyideen Ayinla
    Date: 8/5/2011 9:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Ram wishing u d best of. Writing.
  1. Date: 8/4/2011 5:47:00 PM
    Fine piece, Ayinla, A beauty on writing and words, God bless. And welcome to poetry soup.

    Ayinla Avatar Muyideen Ayinla
    Date: 8/5/2011 9:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks benson for reading my work. Keep writing