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Abubakar Abdulkadir Abubakar Abdulkadir Nigeria (9/10/2013 5:05:00 AM)

Modern Poets
Don't make our voice impotent
Lame like madmen
aiming to change a mountain's spot
We are the mouthpieces of inspirations
We got clues on our wealthy tongues
And we define the world
despite our red fate
Each step we take that throb the earth
A crypt of clues that deflate men's woes
Each sentence we speak with stanzas and rhymes
A sword to slay the wind of pains
Each night we spend to pen a poem
Pills to cure the ache of our land
We are the modern poets
please don't see us as academic madmen
Of sleepless nights
Scrabbling into darkness
For mere rhymes

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  • Jefferson Carter (9/10/2013 5:13:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Abubakar, you should write your poems in your first language (after you've become familiar with your own culture's best contemporary poets) : then find a talented native English poet to help you translate your poems into good English. If you do this, I'll might read your work with a lot less trepidation! AND this is a real question: why do you write poems in English?

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    • Bull Hawking (9/10/2013 7:28:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      First of all I don't think you are the real JC that we all love/bated before. Yes he was quite a dullard as you are and was repetitious in much of what he said he still found the occasion to be mildly ... more

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