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YOUR HAT ON YOUR HEART & OTHER POEMS

By Adeola Ikuomola
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YOUR HAT ON YOUR HEART
Your hat on your heart
Embraces cats in carts
Paced grin turns green
As livers quiver in river
Lust is a lot for the lost
Where soles sew souls
Rise a rite to write right
As week's wick is weak
Sweet smiles see miles
Traders raid the tirades
Hew pews on few dews
As a saw I saw onshore
Bare beaks quickly pick
Cold coins as the corns
As a barn burns to born
As wheat within a width
HERE IS THE LAMENTATION
On his dark horse
He spotted feathers
Shouting himself hoarse
To drown the drunken fathers
Lifeline was dissolved
In the whirlwind's parade
The light's staff he reshuffled
Holding us in a terrifying arcade
Grave was the answer
As the darkness dropped
Upon the dilapidated dancer
In an orchard diabolically cropped
Here is the lamentation
For the bleeding lazy bulls
The brevity of life fermentation
Like the purely fanged muscle pulls
IN PURSUITS OF AGE THIRTY
In pursuits of age thirty
He had a roaring party
Fulfilled with a wild rum
He sounded like a drum
Like the fishes he drank
Like wild wolves in rank
In the wood he was held
With a memo in his head
He desecrated his youth
And bolted his milk tooth
His steady steps were few
Like night-abandoned dew
THE YOUTH
The youths advanced and roared
Spilling their barrels of love inline
Like the bridal clouds in the skies
Reading their first raining lessons
They hacked down terrible towers
Desecrated descending darkness
Empowering blazing heart of light
Singing the old redemption songs
Against hell fires they are enraged
To Christ in soul winning engaged
Expressing their quick attatchment
To the heartstrings of the Almighty
Youths: the bright light of the world
As the savour-rich salt of the earth
Storm-propelled eagles in full flight
The vibrant lions in the thick forest