A POET by Uzoeto Elochukwu

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LET IT BE HEARD IN THE WILDERNESS OF WORDS

AS I CONJURE THE SPIRITS

TO WITNESS THE BIRTH OF AN IMMORTAL CHILD

WITH WHOM’S WORDS WE WAKE’D WORLD

POEMS AND VERSES WE KNOW

IN WHOMS BEAUTY WE BELLOW

BUT ON THE OCCASION OF UNCERTAINTY

IN RHYMES AND RHYTHM, POSSESSED WOULD OUR SOULS BE

WORDS WRITTEN LIKE SPELLS

BEYOND THE PHANTOM OF CHARMS

HOLDING SECRETS TO LIFE AND DEATH

HIDDEN IN WORDS OF GREAT WEALTH

A BEING IN THAT SENSE

SHOULD WINE AND DINE WITH GODS

BUT HE CHOOSES TO BE KNOWN ONLY AS A POET

AND REJECTS IMMORTALITY TO BE ABLE TO DIE GREAT

HE DESIRES NOT FAME BUT POWER

HE DESIRES NOT PROPHESY BUT BEING’D SEER

LINES AND VERSES DIE WHEN THEIR POETS ARE GONE

BUT HIS IMMORTAL WORDS WILL LIVE ON

A GREAT STORM WILL MARK THIS VERY DAY

AS THE STORMS CALM AWAY

WITH THE LAST IMMORTAL WORDS IN STONED EPITAPH

ONORATE L’ALTISSIMO POETA

Words from the Poet:

Hello guys, my name is Uzoeto Elochukwu johnpaul, and the poem you have just read is mine. Hope you liked it. Anyways, am currently studying history at the university of Benin. My hobbies are writing stuffs like this, traveling, and reading Funmi’s amazing short stories.

Funmilola Ogunseye
Funmilola Ogunseye
Funmilola is an avid reader who carries a book around every where. A writer, lover of all things beautiful, believer,inbound Marketing Strategist and a budding psychologist.

1 Comment

  1. nelson says:

    Truely the life of a poet

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