Saturday, October 13, 2007

THE BACK

Gaze upon his back

Not so proud
But strong

Too often bent in subservience
With more stripes
Than the zebra in the Safari

The crimson welts
Are now Stygian scars

His eternal scowl
Began as a frequent wince

His anger is rooted
In his pain

His roots are watered
By his hate

His hate flows
From his past

His past
Has made his back

Not so proud

But strong

22 comments:

cally-waffybabe said...

Yay first!!! Wo...dude this is deep sha. I hope it's just a poem o. Hatred is such a deep seated feeling that i can't even envisage myself having it for my "foes" (if i have any).
About you being born left-handed, did that bracelet thingy really work? lol.
You know, there are things that i can't do with my right hand also. Like washing and a few other stuff. I didn't even realise this until people started pointing them out to me.
I write with my right hand though and do most things with it, so i don't know if that makes me $%^&** handed...nah mean??? lol.

CATWALQ a.k.a LAGBA-JESS said...

Rub some dusting powder on his back now so that he can feel cool

Oscar1986 said...

Awesome!, wow Nigeria ( to me sounds like a different world) extreemely interesting blog.:)

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Take your place black man...

I just wanted the say... the best kind of reading is the kind that takes you somewhere... think something... or use 'wordsmyth.net'(lol... i had to find out the meaning of stygian.. and i've learnt something new... thanks my darling)

fantasy queen said...

thats really deep...sometimes the past are meant to be thrown aside to build up a future filled with hope. i loved the poem and like overwheled naija babe i learnt a new word 'stygian' hope to use it on some peeps and feel cool when they look dazed.

ibilola said...

hmmmmn...hope this as not become d naija psyche...

bighead said...

I'm not much of a poetry person but this was short and OK

ozaveshe said...

oh boy, u try.

thats a fantastic poem.

you should be winning an award or something soon

badderchic said...

I can bet I asked you to marry me...ok guess i didnt, sorry that was Jaja. meen your posts dey deep o! too deep.

Porter deHarqourt said...

@cally-waffybabe...
...yeah, it's just a poem that i wrote a few years ago, and yes, i'd like to meet ur hands!!!

@catwalk...
...Ha! so na that sensation wey dusting powder dey give wey be ''feeling cool'' why u no tell me since make idey rub am day in, day out?

@oscar...
...it sure is.
and oh...nice Roma coins i saw on ur blog.

@overwhelmed...
...forget words, let's talk legs eh?
and...did u just call me darling? chei!

@fantasy queen...
...i always say that hate is an expensive emotion to have...no need.

@ibilola...
...shebi dem say na we be the happiest peeps on Earth. wetin consain us consain hate?

@bighead...
...my guy how far u sef?

@ozaveshe...
...far too kind my brother, that's what u r.

@badderchic...
...i go wait for u and Jaja to divorce, then add u to my harem!

badderchic said...

@ Jaja olodo like you, you no know better thing, fine sexy baaad girl like me, see ehn let me tell you jaja never talk yes plus e don go camp, do quick and lets fornicate abi na adultery now befor in come back come talk yes. lol

Harem? who daaash you?

on a serious note,make una waarn CWG o and Unshined meke dem go reactivate, e no funny o!

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

lmao... the sound of this your reply.. next thing you'll start asking me on romantic dates... haha... how you dey now?!?!

Afolabi said...

what hate are you describing please? visit my blog, I've written a couple of short stories and poems.

cally-waffybabe said...

LOL. Dude, you sure you can handle meeting my hands?
LMAO at badderchic also. Babe, you mean you no pity me after all that abuse? Okay no nuff said for now before dem bring am come dis better dude blog jare.

Dude, in case you've been trying to access my blog, just to inform you that i've shut it down. If you haven't already heard the reason why, long story...

Hugs
xxx

cally-waffybabe said...

Okay oh*

ibilola said...

u no know? Naija hate translate 2 bad belle. Daz why babalawo no dey experience austerity.

Na d jaz dey make us happy!

i was tinking maybe d drug was wearing off.

Keep writing broder! We b luving

Nyemoni said...

It's been a while brother...How are you? now wetin i go call this yer post sef? Na poetry abi na prose? Anyhow sha, I like! Take care!

badderchic said...

Comon respect your old age and update!

Queen of My Castle said...

Wow, this was really I hate to sound cliche, but it was really deep. Loved the way you tied all of the elements together.

cally-waffybabe said...
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2ndCorin5:17 said...

well, since badderchic is already hitched.. what do u say -- u and i?? *wink, wink*
Wow, we would travel to a world of words and letters for our honeymoon. We'd do sooooooooo much with "words" and "letters"

Theres a catch tho' -- I'm not polygamous... so how we go take do am?

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!