If my simile is as dry as the dust of Sahara,
Don’t pour your Atlantic word to make it wet,
My words might look like a walking sun,
Don’t abuse them, I am only using metaphor well.
I might write my words to be a town;
A city, or continent with broad shoulders,
I’m not confused, I just love personification.
Don’t attack the work with your verbal bow.
My poem might contain some sort of sarcasm,
Falling from a tree is indeed a beautiful fall,
Breaking a bone is sweeter than breaking bread,
Don’t see me as a lost man in the city of words,
I’m just making use of the figure of speech.
I might have appeared to be a wise fool in poetry,
I am not foolish, oxymoron makes me write that.
If I tell you I’ve moved my leg a trillion times,
Call me not a liar, it’s a hyperbolic term,
The same way I’ve called money a trillion times,
Before I finally became a millionaire.
I might have played the role of Romeo with poetry,
Forgive me, it’s just an illusion to the great.
Don’t judge my words based on the wordings,
For I was human before I became a poet,
And words existed before I wrote my poem.
Olawale Oladimeji –
Last modified: April 10, 2021