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Lockdown

Here I am loafing away like a king on the roof when princes have gone to battle petting his senses on a naked eve's navel I do no evil though, but idleness is evil I can't be there 'cause I have to work But now I stare at an empty chair with no one to clerk Lab coat and steth'scope taking coffee My crew's performing I'm here sulking, angry at my joblessness and restlessness Even the rain is at work catering, cleaning, making music I sprawl on my table like one that's lost a gamble This is solitary confinement, lockdown, detainment Who knew today'd be like this? So sickness takes public holidays They go on stage while I'm in this cage The world applauds I bow and nod Who is taking my character? who's replaced my role? I need a counsellor, there's war within my soul Should I leave this silent bird to go nurse a wailing whale? To be or not to be That is the question

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 3/6/2016 8:17:00 PM
Chidiogo Ibe, Enjoyed the way you expressed every line. Please keep writing, hope to see a new one from you again. LOVE LINDA
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Date: 1/8/2016 8:57:00 PM
CHIDIOGO, well done on your poem, enjoyed reading today. *SKAT
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Date: 7/19/2015 3:52:00 PM
Wow!!!! A lovely and excellent write here, this write swims smoothly in mind of the readers, painted with vivid imagery............A.M.
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Chidiogo Ibe
Date: 7/20/2015 12:01:00 AM
Thanks Afolabi. This means a lot to me
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Afolabi Muideen
Date: 7/19/2015 4:18:00 PM
Soupmail.........A.M