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(Akure, Ondo State Nigeria)

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Fate

When next I come to earth
And if reincarnation were
genuine
I 'd like to come the way I
came now
My mother will still be the she
My father still will be the one
that run the engine
I 'd bear the name I bear now
I 'd still read Emerson as
well as Whitman
I 'd plant coconut in every
house I build
I 'd be an angler when in
teenage
I 'd read about Keats at a
younger age
I 'd be both a mystic and a
prognosticator
I 'd beat drum and phantoms
will dance
I 'd seek the Godhead more
than I did now
I wouldn't default on
philanthropism as of now
I 'd be an inspirer of souls
as of now

At the point of leaving the
gate of heaven
I 'd beg the Supreme Being
To bring in His avant-gardism
I 'd raise my hand and raise
a plea:
'Please make me an only child.

Submitted: Thursday, August 11, 2011
Edited: Thursday, August 11, 2011


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  • Nurain Ali-balogun (7/27/2012 10:37:00 AM)

    When next I come to the earth, I'd like to have my present siblings, mother, probably a better father 'running the engine', but most importantly, I'll like to come back as me- Nurain. Lovely poem my friend.

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  • Peace Okhomina (8/15/2011 6:30:00 AM)

    You are really an inspirer, this poem is awesome i want to read it over again.

  • Jim Troy (8/14/2011 6:58:00 AM)

    I love this poem my great friend. It is so direct in its convictions and so
    interesting it holds me captive all the way. Comes from a powerful conviction of
    the contented soul but eternally embracing the father seeking total love the
    ultimate journey......................Jim Troy
    A wonderful painting to me.................

  • Jim Troy (8/11/2011 5:34:00 AM)

    My great friend I am honored to comment on your work of art
    To me it is like we are sitting by a campfire out in the beautiful countryside and
    you are telling me how wonderful and grateful your soul is to be what it is. But
    also because you have matured into the man you now are you inject a direct
    guide path that you would walk on to perhaps improve and better serve your
    fellow man. For you are a server and a teacher at heart. A beautiful soul.
    Just a wonderful painting of a very good man................... Jim Troy

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