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Thirteen Takes

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Thirteen Takes

When caught mid-flight
End to bloat against gravity
Thanks, rejection is not of the earth

My eyes are welling
I won’t hold back with shame 
Even warriors often times loosen, weeping

A good mother’s breast thrust
Not in for the oldest trade 
Gives the child, from infant, the best trust 

The sexton is a pagan
Lushness of the hashish field
Makes his story from Canaan

Morals pillar nobility
But nature spares by – 
Insofar as the choice is moderacy

Over me they seek to keep 
They can shape me, me too a shaper
Just that I start a peep

A quest to solve the world 
Challenged to fix my head 
Get me defined – no word

Launch talks for luck
One screen sets parts 
Grace, lone-stands, earns buck

Formless strife made me worry
An envoy made as of succubus
Made me awoke being sorry

He who sounded the gong
Has done it wrong
And rhythm’s lost in our song

The earth, about the Sun, rotates
Science, my house remains on its plot
Lies make the pupils dilate

Africa! Here some questions
Khartoum, Mogadishu, Malaria, HIV, Genocides . . .  ?
Orients through Occident find me solutions

Muses – a kind that’s potent
Might make me hit the laureate’s podium
And be free of amateurish latent!

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  1. Date: 12/20/2010 3:44:00 PM
    Very compelling poetry that makes the reader realize that people in Africa and many parts of the world have to contend with widespread disease as well as other types of strife. Quite a masterpiece you posted here. Thanks for the Facebook invitation -- we're now officially friends. Best wishes to a talented poet, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/11/2010 11:46:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Olusegun. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/19/2010 10:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Olusegun. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 7:40:00 AM
    Good job!! I liked reading this poem! Keep writing! I can't wait to read some more of your poems! -Courtney-

  1. Date: 3/19/2010 3:22:00 AM
    Thanks. . .didn't know why it took me this long to find this wonderful site where poets share, and such encouraging reviews! Never knew my writes could really pass for poems and I wish strength to continue.

  1. Date: 3/16/2010 12:52:00 PM
    Really interesting read. Try to imagine in deep rich voice even better. Look forward to more.

  1. Date: 3/16/2010 8:46:00 AM

  1. Date: 3/16/2010 8:34:00 AM
    Olusegan I love the depth in this write - Thankyou for sharing such a passionate write - I am duly impressed -:)

  1. Date: 3/16/2010 5:45:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Olusegun. I also wish you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/16/2010 4:42:00 AM
    Welcome to the Poetry Soup Family of poets... please continue to share your poetry with all of us.. enjoyable read ..luv.. "Sweetheart" of Poetry Soup...