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Below is the poem entitled SEVEN POINT ASUNDER which was written by poet ALUPOGUN-IRAN ADEOLU. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.



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I’m not drunk! Not drunk!
But like a drunk I walked
Staggering and stumbling
With a kain-kain1 induced melody
Captivating was the rhythm of taju-taju2
The gutter of oda-agbo3 a soothing Jacuzzi

I’m not drunk! I’m not drunk!
Listen up! Apes with golden pens
Doing some shameless mess!
A display of ugliness and rottenness
Imagine! Lepers dishing out dinner
And the vulture perched to devour

I’m not drunk! Not drunk!
The scavengers are posed
With unsterilized tools
Drilling out our souls
Our cry became the second air
But lo, who cares

I’m not drunk! I’m not drunk!
The lightening of hope
The seven point asunder
Hmm... The kanji-dam4 now a fish pool
The wires for our laundry
Our classes for goats and sheep
Where is the lightening?
Oh! A sudden extinction
like its real appearance
Ha! Ha! Ha!... Seven Point Asunder
I am drunk! Really drunk!!!
•	Kain-kain1 is a traditional gin produced in some parts of Nigeria villages
•	 Taju-taju2 is local name for locally produced wine in the south-west 
•	Oda-agbo3 is one of the clans in Oka Akoko in Ondo State Nigeria
•	Kanji-dam4 is a power plant in Nigeria

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 7:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being once again featured before the final round of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest Alupogun. The best to you in the contest.

  1. Date: 8/8/2011 5:11:00 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS on making it through the 1st round!

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 9:08:00 AM
    really wonderful, and your use of language is enviable, really glad you connected with your root. Much Love

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 8:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International contest Alupogun I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 3:07:00 AM
    Superb writing. Congratulations on making it through the first round and best wishes on making it to the Finals. Lainie

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 5:36:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Alupogun. Please keep writing and sharing your poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/24/2011 4:14:00 PM
    Very educative and informative write on Seven point asunder, Alupogun