The Verdict

The Verdict

 


DEAD WOODS FALLING
SO THE END IS FINNALLY CALLING.
SIGNS ON THE WALLS
FADED TRACES OF GILDED FRAMES – LONG GONE.
THE SAIL IS FLAPPING AND THIS SHIP IS GROUNDED.
THE CEILING IS NOT GETTING ANY WHITER
NO MATTER HOW LONG I WASH IT WITH MY STARES
AND YOUR SILENCE CAN NO LONG MASK YOUR TEARS.
CALL THE TOWERS, THIS BABY CAN’T FLY ABOVE THE WATERS.
SINKING PETALS,

NOTHING BUT DEAD REMINDERS OF LOST AFFECTIONS.
SEVEN DAYS OF ACHING
QUIET PAINS, BREAKING SPOKEN BONDS.
THE ARROW IS NO LONGER SPINNING
BY THE MORNING I’LL DEFINITELY BE LEAVING.

……………….
COS THE FIRE’S OUT
YET THE BELL WON’T STOP CLANGING.
GUILTY AS CHARGED AND AM READY FOR THE HANGING.
……………….

…I SEEK THE LIGHT
BUTAM DRAWN TO DARKNESS.
A RECLUSE WITH A VOICE
UNHEARD IN DEAD QUIETNESS.
REMOTE ACCESS,
CONTROLLED BY THINGS BENEATH MY POWERS
FOREVER EMBRACING ALL OF MY WEAKNESS.
MORBID AFFINITY
MY FEARS WILL REMAIN WITH ME TILL ETERNITY.
A FACELESS MONSTROCITY
TOWERING ABOVE MY FEEBLE ENTITY.
SINCE I CAN’T CONTROL MY OWN DESTINY;

I THOUGHT, WHY NOT GO AHEAD WITH THIS SOCIAL MUTINY.
WITH `THE CROWD IN ME’ CHEERING ON,
I LOST YOUR KISS AND FOUND ME A GUN.
AND HERE ANOTHER STORY BEGAN.
.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

THE FIRE’S OUT
YET THE BELL WON’T STOP CLANGING.
GUILTY AS CHARGED AND AM READY FOR THE HANGING.
…………………………………………
YOUNG FRIENDS ALL GROWN UP
WE MET AT THE BAR FOR A HOOK UP.
SIPPING LIQUOR AND TRYING TO PLAY CATCH UP.
THEN TOLD HIM HOW EVERYTHING WAS MESSED UP.
A SMILE AND A NOD OF UNDERSTANDING
ALL OF THAT WADS JUST PART OF THE ACTING.
HE DIDN’T WASTE WORDS; JUST SHOWED ME DARN THING.
FROZEN WITH FRIGHT LIKE A SIGHTING OF THE DARK KNIGHT.
CHILL OUT MAN, THIS IS REAL POWER.

IT TRANSFERS UR FEARS TO OTHERS AND MADE THEM BOW EVEN LOWER.
HANDLE THIS DUDE WELL AND YOU MAKE REAL COOL ‘CHEDAH’.

SO I THOUGHT “WHAT THE HECK, WHAT’S ALL THE DRAMA”

ITS NOT LIKE AM GOING OUT TO ROB MY POOR AND LONELY GRANDMOTHER”

SO MAYBE I LOST YOUR KISS

YET “AMA” MAKE ME SOME REAL CHEESE

SOON YOU BE BACK CRAWLING ON YOUR FINE KNEES

…………………………………………..

 

WENT AS FINE AS ANY GOOD PLAN WOULD

JUST DIDN’T RECKON THERE’D BE A KID IN THE WOOD

ALARM RAISED AND THE COPS CAME BURSTING THRU

HA HA HA

I LAUGHED LIKE IT WAS ALL A BAD JOKE

BUT

RA TATA RA TATA

MY DARK COMPANION SPOKE

RA TATA RA TATA

HIS WORDS CAME WITH SMOKE

 

NOW THE FIRE’S OUT
YET THE BELL WON’T STOP CLANGING.
GUILTY AS CHARGED AND AM READY FOR THE HANGING.

WHATS ONE LAST KISS

TO A DEAD MAN WALKING…..



9 thoughts on “The Verdict” by ilerioluwa (@ilerioluwa)

  1. Of course, every body is a poet.
    Why not you?

  2. @kaycee not fair…

    Was a good poem until it went from poetic to…I don’t really know- beginning from “…young friends…”.
    Why are they all in capital letters anyway?

    Okay.

    1. @adaobiokwy U just spoke my mind…and I hadn’t even read this. It went downhill….

  3. The capitalization makes this a hard read…and readers like me run away from things that are hard.

  4. I read a few lines and when the headache began, I stopped. So I can’t say much since capitalization stopped me in my tracks.

    1. Exact same here.

  5. What’s this?

  6. You just spoilt this piece from the third verse on!!!
    I guess u were using a phone?
    Then the punctuations were not well used….remember, those are also very important in poetry. It is how meanings are read into what u are saying…how the reader places emphasis (or even knows where to place them).

    I switched off after the third verse….sorry.

    Maybe, I might come back and finish it.

    I saw typos…a few…e.g. SO THE END IS FINNALLY CALLING

    Try and look these things over before posting. It is not nice seeing something that started well go way under this way.

    Try….

  7. hhmmm. well done guys. really encouraging.

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