Hate Not The Poem, Neither The Poet

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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

13 Responses to :
Hate Not The Poem, Neither The Poet

  1. This work is beautiful and amazing. Well written.

    1. The poet sends his thanks.

  2. Hajara says:

    Nice piece

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  3. Joshua Favour Dearsley says:

    Nice peice… I just love how the figures of speech were been infused in the poem and how I finished reading with a smile on my face.
    Weldon! ?

  4. Adekola Stephen says:

    Good job, well done!!!

    1. The poet sends his thanks.

  5. Cosmas says:

    Nice one,Keep it up.

    1. The poet sends his thanks.

  6. ubin mackson says:

    This is beautiful ??

    1. The poet sends his thanks.

  7. Favour Chidinma John says:

    Well penned downed…. Intriguing.

    1. The poet sends his thanks.

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