Asylum Poem by Oludare Alade
What is on your ocean of grieve?
What bitter bile you'll rather regret than reject
What holds you bound?
Border-less borderline; boastful of best burst
That is the mist
Same mix that holds us captive; moist-less
Unwise; you hold it in; otherwise; if you must
Release your cries softly in decibel measurable moan
whale, pant; where pains bite into backbone, beckon, messy morrow
Stress pattern in your voice will whisk you as a whip or more
Subtle chaos don't come in dry or frisky moist
So it must be life's sorrow screwing your being's mega-tron
Like a wattle down mash; some-how watery; some-how moochie longings
As such debacle mirror sorrowful existence
Wipe those mucus off your nose after those tears dry a little
Your body sweat; perspiring skill purse will still be tense
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Poet's Notes about The Poem
1st Line- Narrate the kind of different past hurt and anger buried on hope that tomorrow will be better than today.
2nd Line- I have been attacked in Detention more than 5 times by Criminal elements within the system though I am not having any conviction on my record.
3rd Line-The Guards refused to protect me countless number of times. My property get ceased by the guards.
4th Line - Tells of what the Doctors are saying about my health mental and physical.
5th Line- Confess the nature of the problem
6th Line- Describes the unison; shared pain and how its unkind.
7th Line- In America; African Americans use to drink cool-aid for almost everything; unrelated to this poem but I am trying to show same band-aid mentality approach.
8Th- The need to release the pain is emphasized.
9th- The pain and the process get descriptive affecting the victim's future (morrow) .
10th Line- Being in Detention crying will create more problem than it will solve in this type of situation.
11th Line- Here; being the poet, I am trying to figuratively describe the kind of situations I am in compare with same past experience.
12th Line- This line narrate the longer ends of life irony at odds with the universe in each one of us.
13th Line- This line is trying to picture the roller-coaster in psychological state of a person in my type of situation. Mood swings and unstable thinking.
14th Line- The poet existence from all experiences is confirmed as sorrowful with this line. The lines are all self explanatory.
15th Line - This is re-stating the emotional process the body goes through when it wants to self detox. So normally such is inevitable!
16th Line - This is to say; the problem might go away but some other problem will take it place. So; the body will be tense from one point to the other.
Comments about this poem (Asylum by Oludare Alade )
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