Matthias Pantaleon

Freshman - 557 Points (August 24,1984 / Oronija Island, Nigeria)

A Man Of Letters - Poem by Matthias Pantaleon

Their sword pierce thru my eyes
Again they pierced my heart
Blood gushes out plentiful
Like a mouth that suffers diarrhoea

Hush! I hear them caution
Nobody must tell what we've done here
No eyes must see his corpse
Death will come to him shortly

'Death to the poet' they chant
He upset our appetite wit' too many letters
Too many whispering stanza
Too poisonous for a callous means like ours

I hear their horses gallop away
As the whip fades with distance
I must wait for dead wit' all its darkness
Wit' all its chains of bondage

But the spirit of liberty
Does not die with the exit of the pathfinder
They can only kill my mortal body
Alas, this evil can't out-write the ink of justice


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Man inhumanity to man: those in power are always afraid of men of letters (journalists, creative writers as well as poets) hence they will do anything to eliminate such writer.

Comments about A Man Of Letters by Matthias Pantaleon

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 27, 2014


[Hata Bildir]