Poetry Play #23

poetry play

Samuel Oluwatobi Olatunji and Elprincipe


                In the ocean of words

                My voice drowns

                My thought stumbles over its very dissolution


                I’m lost in a trance

                A prophet of poetry

                Preaching pulchritude painted in pains


                A shuddering whirling

                Crescendo of noise

                Yet a perplexing mystery of silence


                Heaven and earth beat in my ear

                I’m the centre of deep symphonies

                Can you see the orchestra in my orbs?


                Of the world’s blue deep, I seek

                Fresh water sailing seasick

                My fears more gripping than tsunami


                Broken skies, parted seas

                I see it all… I’m the eye of God

                But sometimes nightmares eat into my vision

                And I get the fever of fear


                To shield myself, my muse

                I turned to a resident of the dark inner caves

                Where the sun never shines nor rain falls

                Yet she lights and wets me up


                I’ve known dark ages in dark cages

                I have touched the terrifying texture of darkness


                I’m lit up despite the darkness

                The volcanic activity of my muse

                Quakes my fears to its core

                Like the thin air of the Spring, it vanishes

                The time is nigh and I feel high

                I’m left with my broken wings – sigh

                But my muse will help me fly

NB: Poetry Play, a product of Artilogue in partnership with PenAStory, is a game in form of poetic dialogue for every poet on BBM. It is a game of two poets: one drops a line or more, and the other replies, flowing along until one of them gives up, or the poem gets too long. Every poem formed from this game will be published here (penastory.com) every Friday and Saturday. So poets, are you ready to play? If yes, contact Samuel via BBM: 7f5210ec


About PenAStory

PenAStory is a group of young individuals with a passion for literature who have decided to come together to write under one platform. We seek to educate, inform as well as entertain our readers. Also, because we are targeting young literature lovers, we would like to touch on other interests of their lives hence the relationship category and because we all need a bit of motivation in our lives, we decided inspiration won't be so bad
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