At Night

The reason we all paint

The season never right

The moment always there

Only you can tell

Acceptance is a dirty business

Paid in full

Souls without receipts

Creativity seeking an artist

The curse that follows

Submerged in our deepest regret

Love swims well


Never hiding, always in front

7 thoughts on “At Night” by Uyiosa (@wordsfromuyi)

  1. Acceptance is a dirty business’ …hmmm…Sublime.

  2. Uyiosa (@wordsfromuyi)

    @ibagere thanks, Artists consciously or subconsciously long for acceptance. Thanks for reading.

  3. Beautiful piece of art.
    Giving u 5ive ***** I mean 5ive Stars

    1. Uyiosa (@wordsfromuyi)

      @chrisnwogu thanks brother, appreciate!!

  4. @chrisnwogu: where are the stars? ;)

  5. I don’t think the commas had any business in this poem…

    On the whole, it might be me but I think that the way the poet has played with words has to a large extent helped to couch the meaning of the poem without readily making it evident. The use of line-inversions et al has helped his cause.

    Is there a need for those last three lines? Looks like the poem would still have been complete without them.


    1. Uyiosa (@wordsfromuyi)

      @sueddie thanks for reading brother, those three last lines were written to connect and conclude what I started. Simply put, “the reason we all strive to paint is right there in front of us.” Some artist when developing their creativity fight the urge to go on, sometimes they find reasons to doubt their creativity maybe due to lack of financial gain coming forth from their creativity skill. Anyways, thanks for reading and inserting your opinion. Appreciate, More Kudi to your agbada.

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