Poetry Play #51

poetry play penastory

Samuel Oluwatobi Olatunji and Torera


The universe is stark raving mad

The planets, the sun and the moon are all loony

In all likelihood, your dream is a state of mind

The planets, the sun, and the moon are all loony


See, the sky is drooling with saliva of stars

The night has come as a mad mare

With gory gifts of nightmares


The raindrops are spit

The thunder mad laughter

The lightening and the stars colliding in craziness

The universe is stark raving mad and we are of the universe


We look at the billowing sky

God’s agbada twirling to the music of madness

And we know the end of the world is here

Welcome to the Century of Craziness!


We’re forced to dance to this tune; the sound of whirling winds

Forced to participate in the ocean’s waltz as it rushes over us


We let our hair grow into serpentine dreadlocks

As ocean touches the soil of our skulls

And we wave them like hands lost in the atmosphere of hallelujah


Our world is thrown in disarray as the universe jubilates in its madness

Fires, floods, earthquakes

The source of our pain is the joy of the universe


We watch as everything falls apart

Our dreams have come back to our doorsteps as dust

We cannot cry anymore, so we celebrate

We celebrate a new century

The Century of Craziness




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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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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