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The Man Died

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Below is the poem entitled The Man Died which was written by poet IFEANYI AJAGU. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Man Died

He lies a mangled heap of naked shame
dead to nagging worries, thoughts and sorrow
a worn dusty dress clings to his lean marrows
silent he lies in a noisy street with no name

All his lofty dreams and achievements
lie quietly with him in his exposed grave
all his prayers and high hopes none can save
mute the too heap a colossal embarrassment

The joy of an only male child is still
the cheer of giddy success is silent
tears from sobbing hearts are absent
only a crowd of sober vultures at his heels

Curious feet walk briskly away from him
who once lived, loved and sinned like many
who now heedlessly lies without a penny
facing a shy sky who turns away dim

He remains a terrible sight of cold shame
putrid morning, a cynosure of attention
crowds salute hand over nostrils in petition
to our commanding John Doe with no name

A corpse of our national soul lies
dead in the center of our patriotic eyes

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  1. Date: 11/29/2012 11:35:00 AM
    well it sure is one heck of a powerful write [but not ABC form..the form can be listed as Rhyme or Quatrain] & what a bang up ending very GOOD! Light & Love

    AJAGU Avatar IFEANYI AJAGU
    Date: 12/3/2012 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie am totally grateful, please am still struggling to come to terms with poetic forms, just love to write anything that touches me. Thanks a million once again and have a wonderful time. LOVE YA POEMS TOO.
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 10:01:00 AM
    Very nice Ifeanyi!

    AJAGU Avatar IFEANYI AJAGU
    Date: 12/3/2012 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Luke your words are very encouraging
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 9:28:00 PM
    Ifeanyi, congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Keep the good verses coming... take care & good night :-) PD

    AJAGU Avatar IFEANYI AJAGU
    Date: 12/3/2012 7:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a million, zillion. You are the bomb
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 8:26:00 AM
    how profound, your depth is incredible! You are very gifted, thank you so much for sharing your words with us, Cindy Lu

    AJAGU Avatar IFEANYI AJAGU
    Date: 12/3/2012 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cindy your words literally lifted me up, thanks a million
  1. Date: 11/1/2012 1:52:00 AM
    Ifeanyi, welcome to P-Soup. - You write very well - like your poem. - Hope you we have much joy to share your thoughts and poems with us. Have a lovely day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    AJAGU Avatar IFEANYI AJAGU
    Date: 12/3/2012 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks am grateful to you.
  1. Date: 10/31/2012 11:22:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Ifeanyi. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

    AJAGU Avatar IFEANYI AJAGU
    Date: 11/1/2012 1:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Carol thank you for the warm welcome and encouragement I need to confess am still a novice in this feild its just that I cant help but write my feelings before I explode by them. Will read all other poems by you and others and hope to be good friends pretty soon. Once again thanks a zillion.
  1. Date: 10/31/2012 7:49:00 AM
    I think I must have commented on the wrong poem below, i don't recall seeing this before, anyway, thanks for sharing, love elizabeth

    AJAGU Avatar IFEANYI AJAGU
    Date: 11/1/2012 1:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Elizabeth thanks, sorry I think am the cause of your confusion because I changed the first poem I submitted sorry for the mix up will post it back today thanks again dear.