Adesitimi Taiwo Damilola


I know a river


I know a river;
long before I began to hold a pen
those days of-
-'twinkle, twinkle little star'
I know a river;
A river of words;
not river-benue or river-niger
But its a river that flows in human-imagination
And a paper is made as a boat
-paddled with pen
To sail a message to the earth
From heaven's gate
-a lullaby to the infant and wise-words to the adult
I know a river;
Shakespeare and others've been to the river
-they took their bathe and left
Today,
Here I stood by the river bank,
With my colleagues Akewusola habib, Oludipe samuel,
muhammad-ahmad
-Rasak-malik-Gbolahan, Randy michael, Oloidi kingfemi and others
In the young of our days
Bathing in the river of words
Though we're nude in the river
But we're clothe with our imaginations
I know a river;
A river from solomon's source
Now I am swimmer,
-in its floods

Submitted: Thursday, November 01, 2012

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  • Gold Star - 10,094 Points * Sunprincess * (11/1/2012 3:19:00 AM)

    wow..this is a very nice poem..love the added touch
    of some well known poets..makes this write even
    more special..fabulous.. :) (Report) Reply

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