Monday, January 1, 2007

Poem-athon (5)

A continuation of the series of poems by friends. See previous Poem-athon (4)

A Fool As Old As I
By Kola Tuboson (aka

Looking around alone
while others strive
marks me out
from this human race
as a swollen face.

Contacts made and doggedly kept
through thick and thin
stands tall in made truths
of my still, staring stance.
with sparse naira chance

Regular looks of piercing blur
and charming gleaning dents
or hands promptly stretched
are doors closing yet
as I look between this net.

I wave a lone flag
at a long, flowing crowd.

"The secret of genius lies in the clear and impartial perception of the objective, the essential and the universal. By seeing so far, he doesn't see what is near he is imprudent and queer; and while his vision is hitched to a star, he falls into a well" - Arthur Schopenhauer

This can also be found on Subjective Substance online journal of poetry
He also has a collection to be released soon.

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Miguel said...

Nice poem...the quote by Arthur is so true...Nice post all together. Happy New Year

mack said...

my favorite poet. good stuf--

Elle said...

That is a wonderful poem...happy new year

Naija Vixen said...

Happy new year gurl!!!hope the holz were bunz for you oh?!luvvn the poem,simple and str8 to d point...Be guud now;-)

Naijadude said...

Thats a lovely poem....very nice!!

Happy New Year hun! Have a safe one!!

napoleon said...

It's a nice write up generally,
and to know that it's written by kola aka igwatala made it even more interesting, my name is napoleon.........kola is a boy....