The right words

The right words


I want to write a lot

But I don’t know where to start.

I want to say a lot

But I can’t find the right words.

But maybe if I start with a word

then i will get a sentence,

And furthermore get a paragraph

Till I write a page, I guess

And probably a book from written pages.

Still, I don’t know what to write about?

Should I write about pain or gain?

Or should it be shame or fame?

Or start from grass to grace?

Or from the point of zero to hero?

Please enlighten me.

I need some inspiration,

that I may give you aspiration

But without motivation,

My aim will just be a distraction

Beating around without a direction

which might cause you a delusion.

Of what good is a purpose without a plan?

Of what use is an idea without a voice?

I cry for light that I might see.

I cry for a voice that I might speak.

But words have failed me

So also has my inner voice.

Here I am now, speechless

Cos words are just too priceless.


4 thoughts on “The right words” by olamiotan (@olamiotan)

  1. Folakemi Emem-Akpan (@Folakemi)

    good poem

    1. Modupeola Alade (@olamiotan)

      Thank you @folakemi

  2. @OLAMIOTAN. This poem speaks straight to my heart. I’ve found myself in the same situation so many times. Nice one, welldone.

    1. Modupeola Alade (@olamiotan)

      So happy it did. Thank you @danjuma

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