Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership
Quote of the Day

Quote Left"A man goes to a psychiatrist. The doctor says, 'You're crazy' The man says, 'I want a second opinion!' 'Okay, you're ugly too!'"Quote Right

by Henny Youngman

  |  Comment

See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places

THE OTHER SIDE OF POETRY

olufunminiyi salawu Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled THE OTHER SIDE OF POETRY which was written by poet olufunminiyi salawu. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by olufunminiyi salawu

Best Olufunminiyi Salawu Poems

+ Fav Poet

THE OTHER SIDE OF POETRY

THE OTHER SIDE OF POETRY
I
DARKNESS
I sit on the alcove
Gazing at the window panes
All I see is darkness.
I cry, I laugh, but all I see is blood and emptiness.
I dance, yet my legs are immovable,
The pains of yesterday still fresh.
My voice crooked, I try to sing a new song
But all I hear emanating from my voice
Is the song of misery?
I have tried to find the other side of life
I have traversed the entire length and breadth of this earth
Seeking for a world that lies beyond poetry,
Poetry and its sometimes meaningless verses
Yet my words on paper cannot profess the pent up 
Feelings in my heart 
Ready for a meaningless explosion.
II
LIGHT
The lights turn from red to green 
And from the blues she walks up to me
In a flowing white gown
She sweeps my caked face with her warm soothing hands
Gives me warm smooth kiss and a long embrace
My joy knows no bounds
Now I know the other side of poetry and that is LOVE.

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 5:58:00 AM

    Poetry is a form of love Salawu, Love of words ,feelings ,heart and soul. A great poem inspires us.Well done with this one. Anne

    salawu Avatar olufunminiyi salawu Date: 12/1/2012 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yeah poetry is indeed a form of love. Tnx for reading my work Anne. Stay blessed.
  1. Date: 11/17/2012 1:02:00 AM

    This is beautiful. Love it

    salawu Avatar olufunminiyi salawu Date: 12/1/2012 2:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    tnx Amber