Chizom Okpara


The life of Kenny Kay


Once upon a time there was a man called Kenny Kay
His apartment was as shabby as a cardboard box you might say
He worked as a bird breeder from nine till five
Locals say that talking to his birds is what kept him alive
Woke up early precisely 6 o’clock in the morning
He was deeply dept then received his first warning
The only whiff of happiness he had was his sketch book
All day he sat on a bench just sketching without even taking a second look
Is he weird or just a kind of lonely man lost in a world of great confusion?
The world in which he lives in seems like one big optical illusion
Eventually he taught himself to let his emotions out like a funnel
Maybe he’s finally found the light at the end of the tunnel
But as days go buy he grows older and older
For him these pressures like boulders on his shoulder
Recently mourning the death of his wife that sent him insane
Suffered incredible anguish for which no poem can explain
Suddenly the doors of success opened for him right out of the blue
A famous art collector bought the portraits Kenny drew
Then started seeing his life from a different point of view
The money started pouring through in any form and way
Amazingly he bought his own villa with his art up on display
That painted a picture of the life of Kenny Kay

Submitted: Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

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?

Comments about this poem (The life of Kenny Kay by Chizom Okpara )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Last Vow, Tony Adah
  2. THE PRETTY EID (THE PRETTY DAY) يوم العيد, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  3. The roadmap of reason..., Marshall Gass
  4. Caricature, Marshall Gass
  5. 33, Marshall Gass
  6. The Jigsaw......, Marshall Gass
  7. Capitals!, Marshall Gass
  8. Grey Skies, Marshall Gass
  9. Ceremony, Marshall Gass
  10. Soliloquy, Brioney Leon

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]