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All That Glitters Is Not Gold Poems

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All that Glitters is not gold.

Soaring into the air,
strafing the  clear blue skies
traversing  land and moutains high,
the eagle flies, a bird of awesome size.
 It's wings, huge bellows trapping air, 
send tiny creatures into spasms with fear.

Stooping low,  talons  drawn 
scoop  up unsuspecting prey
an innocent  hare  out to  play 
then lays its find in a nest on high
food for another day.

Birds in the air tremble and roll 
  at the flap of its mighty wings
that slice  through currents of air, 
a powerful force on course 
to  a distant  shore.
 

Silent like the wind that blows,
the clouds that float,
it sweeps the highs and lows
a haughtier bird we'll never know
nor witness allure so rare. 

With  feathers  of winking gems, illusive hues
teased by playful rays of the sun, 
 It streaks accross oceans deep
turning waves into defensive ones
that hope the eagle will not stay
 but continue on its merry way.


Despite it all, man can only
 stand in awe, so rare,so wondrous  a sight.
 With oohs and  ahhs he stands agape,
 transfixed by  a beauty untold
yet  remembers too the sayings of old
All that glitters...is not gold.

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Fate

Fate

An anonymous feeling yet feels so known
Deep inside us within our soul
We cannot Live without even we grow old

We think it’s the only reason to loose or succeed
A Hope that lies always in deep
We never loose it & think its true
Only to realize at the end we’ve been a fool

Sometimes in a dilemma, weather its all true
Sometimes in anger why its all blue
Sometimes in pain while its all bruised

An old man once said all that glitters is not gold
What’s in this saying which makes this so bold
While a feeling yet old, Uncontrolled

People born and die everyday
Some in hunger some in pain
Some die in war while other in vain
For them fate is insane

Asked a beggar he called it life
Asked a husband he called his wife
Asked a mother she just smiled

At the end I just realized
All through our lives we live through
There is always something new to go through

Something to explore ,Something to learn
Every moment is worth to earn
Fate is just a mandatory
A feeling residing for temporary

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You can find Distance in my book of poems "labyrinth
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ENIGMA

And to all those I have wronged
I am remorseful
For my life is an enigma
And at times I lose my way
Like a mad dog that goes astray
Enslaved by tribulations
That fails to go away
And reason becomes an absurdity
As my sanity fades away
Like a stallion
In the misty wilderness
Who comes back at dawn?
My mind awakes
Replenish with life with the warmth of the sun
And rejuvenates like a new born
To drink from the lake of life
And to start another sojourn on earth
To get what is left to take
And remember those I shall never forget
And those I shall not forsake
Dreams unfilled
Living a life that is less thrilled	
Ruled by plutocrats and kleptocrats
Who served the god of money
He takes your soul in return for a drop of honey
Friends come and friends go like the autumn wind
It s cold
So is life
For all that glitters is not gold
Standing on principle is worthless in the land of lunatics
Where religion is used as a weapon
By the raging fanatics
And freedom is used to enslave you more
For the oppressors we see
Are worse than the oppressors we saw
It is worthless for a bleeding pauper
The world sees not those who suffer
Except those who bask in the euphoria of wealth and stupidity
And who disgust those who live a life of humility	
For the puppet master still pulls my strings
He is the god we see 
Who controls all that life brings
And those artificial things
But time will vindicate the righteous
If you are true indeed so
When it blows
The wind of change
Everybody knows
Sound of chance
Fills the air
And ends your despair
Time servers and sycophants will perish
So will all that they cherish!	
And relish 
Hidden secrets locked away in the chest of the truth
Now unlocked
And I regain exuberance
Like I have bathed in the Fountain of Youth
For I have vowed to speak the truth
Parasites and worms that feed on the dead and the living
But never care for others because 
They are never giving
Kings and nobleman were born of slaves
They are blind when they hold the mantle of authority
They fall because they know not the meaning of prosperity
A divide house can never stand
So let us unite



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ASAKE

Asake

Asawa calls
That I give you
Her endearing crabs and thrills
That daily drill her flesh

Asake

Agedu beckons
That I give you
Her artistic oji bata
That daily shield her
From the seductive 
eyes of the sun

Asake

Ojomirin, the Everest queen
Summons with alacrity
That I give you
Yes, you Asake
The tawingi
That relentlessly dance daily
To transfix her pious worshipers

To them all I said, no
Asake
Yes, I said, no
Hmm... All that glitters,
Asake, adumaradan
Abi egbinleke lorun
All that glitters… 

Asake

All that glitters
Is not gold

*Asake is a tribal name among the Yoruba people of South-West Nigeria for a female
*Asawa is local stream in Oka Akoko, Ondo State Nigeria
*Agedu is local lake in Oka Akoko, Ondo State Nigeria
*Ojomirin is is local stream situated on a mountain in Oka Akoko, Ondo State Nigeria
*Ojibata is the Yoruba name for Algae
*Tawinji is the Yoruba name for Lavals
* Adumaradan is simply black ebony
*Egbinleke is the string of beads around a woman's neck

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All That Glitters


Atomic number seventy nine,
A precious metal that sure does shine.
Sought by many, claimed by few,
Prospecting was the thing to do.

Found and used in all forms of life,
Sealing the bond with my dear wife.
It is noble and so versatile.
Some is visible when I smile

Symbol Au, from its Latin form,
Aurum, meaning shining dawn.
Used in food, E one seven five.
Olympic aim for which to strive.

A brilliant alloy, carat by measure.
Worn by ladies, gives them pleasure.
Lots of jewellery, plenty of bling,
Some find it attractive, that’s the thing.

Given to Jesus by three wise men,   
A gift to treasure now as then.  
Please remember what you’ve been told,
All that glitters is not Gold. 

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AFRICAN'S HOPE

LOOK AT THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN 
LAID WITH PATTERNS OF BRIGHT GOLD
FOR US THEY ARE BUT LITTLE ORBS 
BUT IN HIS MOTION
LIKE ANGELS THEY SING
SO MANY SONGS OF HARMONY
TO THE SOULS OF IMMORTALS 
AND WHILE THIS MUDDY VESTURE OF DECAY
DOES GROSS IN THEM
WE MORTALS CANNOT HEAR IT.

HOLD YOUR FORTUNE FOR YOUR BLISS
A GENTLE SCROLL
A DIAMOND RING 
ALL GONE
LOSS UPON LOSS
LIFE UPON LIFE
DEATH UPON DEATH
PAIN UPON PAIN
A MAN OF THE PEOPLE
THE VILLAINRY THE BEASTS TAUGHT HIM
THAT HE EXECUTED
UNTIL THINGS FELL APART

JUDGE HIM NOT
AND MOURN HIM A LEGEND
CHINUALUMOGU!
FOR WHOSE SAKE
THE ARROW OF THE GODS GRANTED JUSTICE.
CHRISTOPHER OKIGBO CALLED THEM BEASTS
DAVID DIOP CALLED THEM VULTURES
FOR ME 
THEY WERE WEEDS ON OUR SOIL
COLONIAL MASTERS 
WHO AWAKENED OUR SLEEPING LIONS.

ACHEBE THREW THE BOMB 
AND DIED BEFORE IT EXPLODED 
THIS COOLED HIS FRIENDS
AND AWAKENED HIS ENEMIES.
THEY LAUGHED AT HIS LOSSES
AND SCORNED ALL HIS GAINS
HE SEEKED NOT REVENGE
YET HIS SILENCE SCRAPPED ALL NATIONS
THWARTED THEIR BARGAINS
AND WITH TWO HEADS OF FOOLS 
HE REPAID THEM FOR ONE
AND THEN THERE WAS A COUNTRY

HE CHOSE NOT WHAT MANY MEN DESIRED
AND REJECTED THE BARBAROUS MULTITUDE
CRYSTALLIZED THE INFERIORITY COMPLEX
AND FOUGHT BACK TO BACK 
FOR AFRICA.
NO ILL-LUCK STIRRED AT FIRST
NO TEARS BUT OF OUR SHEDDING
NO SIGHS BUT OF OUR BREATHING
VARIOUS CREDITORS SPRANG
ENEMIES AROSE
YET HE'D GIVE UP NOTHING FOR THE WILDERNESS OF MONKEYS
NOR FOR THE GENERATION OF WOLVES

AN AMBASSADOR OF LOVE RARELY SEEN
HIS PLEAS WERE FOR THE TAUNTED AND CORRUPT 
AND WITH HIS GRACIOUSLY SEASONED WORKS
HE OBSCURED THE SHOWS OF EVIL

WHAT DAMNED ERROR!
BUT SOME SUPERIOR WOULD BLESS AND APPROVE IT WITH A TEXT
HIDING THE GROSSNESS WITH FAINT ORNAMENTS 
LOOK ON BEAUTY
AND YOU SHALL SEE
IT IS PURCHASED BY THE WEIGHT

OFTEN HAVE YOU  BEEN TOLD
THAT ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD
FAREWELL, THE  HOPE OF AFRICA
FOR NOW YOUR SUIT IS  COLD
WE LOVE AND MISS YOU
BUT OUR PRAYERS WITH YOU SHALL BE

OH LORD
ARISE AND AWAIT
FOR HIS GENTLE SPIRIT 
UNTO YOU DEAR GOD 
COMMITS ITSELF TO BE DIRECTED
THE BEAUTYFUL ONES ARE INDEED NOT YET BORN 
BUT THE BORN INDEED ARE MOST BEAUTIFULLY PRECIOUS
ADIEU ALBERT!

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Unnoticed

Unnoticed my being grows

Amidst a crowd of crows

Your eyes see me not

That's the greatest blot

Let me remind you of my faithfulness

My journey from being to nothingness

The fault is not yours

Wisdom is not in weak souls 

In your company lots of fools appear

It is high time for me to disappear

All that glitters is not gold

Unfortunately about this you were not told

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Just some thoughts

Just some thoughts
(Quinzaine)

The snail carries its own home
First transport business?
Or for shade?

All that glitters is not gold
Would it be diamonds?
Or sour grapes?

Great minds think alike they say
Does this mean that fools
Don’t differ?

Girls are always buying shoes
Have they evolved from
Centipedes?

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Road To Revolution

Acute observation on events calls this a time
of trails, tribulations and revolution. 
Difficult discussions will delay action.
Unfocused the majority towards that of wealth
as a institution. Leaving buried
the truth about the eternal elixir, faith.

Freedom of thought is where lies the truth of wealth
Knowledge comes from that which has been  buried
Existing in all is the strong need for faith.
Recognizing one's own intolerance in time
leads one to their own self revolution
about one's own self indulgent greedy action. 

Clinging to the familiar should be buried
when it calls for one to again apply blind faith.
No longer do we need you to watch all the time
cause self governance calls for revolution. 
The need for structure will spur them into action, 
main cause is their self preservation of wealth. 

All that glitters is not gold results this action.
All though one means well when aquiring wealth. 
Unfortunately this result will be buried
which is reconciling one's own problem with faith. 
Extravagance displayed to the world in time
will be embers to world revolution. 

The nonexistence or the lack there is of faith
will come to its final conclusion in time.
Sparking a mass wide world revolution. 
Awakening a peaceful and loving action
wherein lies the truth of humanities wealth.
Leaving behind that which will buried. 

Silent screams heard throughout cry revolution. 
Nothing changes unless we take action.
This we must do not just for our health and wealth. 
Let it say on our tombstones freedom not buried
with men of the human race having faith.
Far better it endures to the end of time.

Action to a wealth of buried faith; time 
for revolution.