Poetry Play #47


Samuel Oluwatobi Olatunji and St’ Anjie



When you satisfy the thirst of the soul

And deprive the throat of water


Then you create a war between your flesh and spirit

A war for supremacy

A war that can mar or make you


A war, to make peace

To sacrifice the mortal on the altar of pain

To give the eternal a name supernal


But sometimes when the spirit gets stronger than the flesh

It may become a burden too big for the flesh, which may fall down

And other times, the spirit also sustains the strength of the flesh


With the spirit weak, the flesh retires

Then the rain tears on outer man

And cut in bits the flesh of it that bleeds

To feed the dying, none can touch

To save the mind, to save the flesh


Let your spirit sup

But don’t forget to feed your flesh too

For both need to be strong for each other in the journey of life


A journey, not for the fast

Neither for the bodily weak

But for ones in spirit – brave

To save the spirit with flesh


A journey that takes you beyond the world made of flesh

To a world where spirits walk on streets

A journey for everyone on earth


A journey for all

To travel – conflicted

When for gratification to come

Slay the joy of today

And for the love of a mythical lip

Deprive the moment of her care


Sometimes we fall into ruin because we forget that we are in a race

We lose focus to frivolities and fantasies of the flesh

Making our spirits to stagger and stumble


To stagger, to gain

A paradise of balance

To stumble on gold

While living a fantasy

A graffiti on walls

Lining the path

Only dreamers tread

And for focus, the flesh lead

But for faith, is the spirit’s



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: 7baa55ae

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