Poetry is Just A Song
I feel like dropping everything
the poems in my archive, I feel
like burning to ashes.
They're somethings beyond the fringe
of poetry, poetry can't always be a
pacifier. They're somethings far beyond the cliff of handling of poetry.
I write serenade for grief, yet he persists,
I write of love, the beautiful side, yet
the scars inflicted by its fangs widen.
Poetry isn't an elixir, it never was,
never is and would never be,
poetry is just a song begging to be let out from the cage of our minds.
In Everything, There is A Song
When canaries flap their wings,
a song comes to life
when trees creak in the wind, a song also escapes from the womb of life.
In everything, there's a latent song,
yearning for the best lips to chant its praises.
In sorrow, there is a song, the song of lament
in joy, there is a song, the song of hope.
When an eye cries, it becomes an
a cappella, as tears cascade like a river through its lacrimal,
it kens thousands of juvenile songs--- longing for muffle.
When someone misplaces his/her coin of hope, a song creeps in like a tendril through the window of his/her heart, the song of forlorn plays like a bard on the lyre of his/her mind.
Everything in its little way is a maestro,
with latent songs lurking in its throat waiting for the time to be a ripe pomegranate,
waiting for that lips that shall sing its praises without exchanging the bass for the treble.
Abdulmueed Balogun is a Nigerian Poet and an undergraduate in the University of Ibadan. Writing poetry is a dream come true for him, and every day he strives to stretch his poetic wings. Poetry had changed his perspective of life, and to him, poetry profoundly is a blessing. He was the runner up in the REFORM NAIJA writing contest- "FREEWILL" in November, 2020. His poems have been published/are forthcoming in: Fevers of Mind, Afro Rep, Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW), Headline press and poetry, Tealight Press, Neuro Logical Magazine, The Global Youth Review, W-Poesis and elsewhere.