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My Song of Painful Plea

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Below is the poem entitled My Song of Painful Plea which was written by poet Ingibo Benson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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My Song of Painful Plea

Suddenly,wild flames thud out
Of our little kerosene lamp
Mocking flames danced on me
With expertise. their hungry mouths
Ate my perfumed flesh in glee
My manful cries went heaven high
That aunt Priscilla came running wild 
That Wednesday night of 10 November
Began my song of painful plea

Goat burnt skin as soft plum peeled
Sneering scissors thrust stubborn gauze and 
Red rain rush quickly out, then
When on it iodine oil is released 
Tormenting pains my body feel it's when
I begin, my songs of painful plea

My mouth tore in anguished laughter
Myself been prisoner of frustrating pains
When my eyes beheld my white hands
And my skin embellished with ugly scars
My soul  could not but raise that song
My song of painful plea

My song of painful plea
Echoes loud across the sky
For my heart made fragments
Of peaceful past, and a 
Library of scars in each tiny half
My heart will take no more
For I've done no wrong
Let happiness be a distant dream
To them who adulterated our kerosene.
My song of painful plea.

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  1. Date: 1/3/2012 10:50:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest. Wishing you the best Ingibo. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 2:25:00 AM
    I watched your mood like a movie.How did I miss this worthy poem? Every line of this poem induces intense pity. I am very sorry for what happened to you. Congratulations for excelling the first round. Have a merry christmas

  1. Date: 12/12/2011 7:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Ingibo. A well deserved feature. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/30/2011 12:06:00 AM
    Ingibo, CONGRATULATIONS !! On your poem being featured this week. Stopping by to read every poem on the home page. have yourself a wonderful week,..Linda

  1. Date: 8/29/2011 10:31:00 AM
    Congratulations Ingibo on your fine poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/4/2011 10:21:00 AM
    Wow.... I feel your painful plea Ingibo... This is very descriptive and well written. I pray that your scars have healed... Have a Blessed Day Ingibo and thanks so much for sharing

    Ayinla Avatar Muyideen Ayinla
    Date: 8/5/2011 10:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow! Enjoyed reading this, so sad u have to go through such pains. God be with you. Keep writing.
  1. Date: 6/27/2011 8:10:00 PM
    HOw horrible. Do you carry a scar from this? I hope you are ok today? I was burned by boiling water all over my arm once and it is the worst pain imaginable so I feel real bad for you about this. Good imagery in your poem

    Benson Avatar Ingibo Benson
    Date: 6/28/2011 4:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Really horrible it was. And yes, I have a library of scars, though the wounds are still here, am fine. Thanks for your comments.
  1. Date: 6/27/2011 9:48:00 AM
    Wow! What a painful plea you gone with your words surrounded with sorrow. I can feel that pain in my body. May God help you by giving relief from all pains of your life.

  1. Date: 6/24/2011 2:20:00 PM
    You write with eloquence. Enjoyed your poetry. Love and Light, Vienna. Thank you for your kind comment on my poem Silver Anniversary.

  1. Date: 6/24/2011 8:37:00 AM
    WoW! How horrible for you. I once had an accident as a child when boiling water spilled on my leg. I spent a year to heal and learn to walk again so I know of your pain. As I healed the doctors told us to smear the healing new skin with olive several times a day and slowly the scar deminished. God Bless you my friend. JB

  1. Date: 6/17/2011 5:43:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Ingibo. 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: 6/16/2011 7:20:00 PM
    Very descriptive and well put together, I like it! Well Done