Blazin’ Off

Bring the dried logs of your old hopes,
The hollowed-out promises of your yesterdays
Combustible mixes of regrets and faith
The varnished twigs of fading successes
Bring it all here;
Let us build a year high pile,
From the flaked-off rot of 365 days
And make a pyre – a bonfire,
For the old year, blazing off,
With its ashes cast into the burning debris of history.
(written for my birthday)


9 thoughts on “Blazin’ Off” by O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

  1. Yes let us pile the debris, the rubble and the empty, futile fragments of a checkered yesterday and set it all in a heap consumed in a billowing flame of newness of the now and tomorrow to come. Happy birthday fellow.

    1. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

      @KingsleyA, I couldn’t have put it any better; yours was a classy, grade A comment. So like Ellie Goulding sang: Burn..burn…burn…we gonna burn it up. Thank you for the kind comment.

  2. Happy Birthday! This was lovely

    1. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

      @ufuomaotebele, so grateful. Thank you muchly. And double thanks for the kind review.

  3. Brilliant piece; short and direct. Well done. Happy Bday..

    1. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

      @ayomitans, i appreciate your warm greetings. Thanks a bunch and some.

  4. sambright (@sambrightomo)

    Congrats for blazin-off.happy birthday

    1. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

      @sambrightomo, yeahh…still blazing and all up in flames. Thank you, kind one, for the warm greetings.

  5. I love this……….. belated birthday wishes @Omoniyi-Adeshola……….

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