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LIGHT by AJIJOLA HABEEB

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It takes more than water to quench fire

The eyes cannot see

so when you see the sea

throwing up it’s hands in hurray

don’t ask if it’s problem are in the waves

The fire that burnt down our collective sanity

wasn’t lit with a match

It takes only a drop of tear

to water a stray thought into a revolution

Let us not curse the darkness

it didn’t choose it’s own skin

Let us kindle little lights

maybe we’d get to see ourselves with more clarity

Dried skin like dried leaves

Doesn’t need fuel to catch fire

When life’s cold claws grip you firmly

Make yourself the very light that bring warmth

Lightening doesn’t strike at the same spot twice

Even the blind dog recognises the pit that broke it’s limb

We don’t get to call ignorance as witness 

When we’re called to stand before our conscience 

Do not be afraid of walking into the darkness 

It’s strenght is merely a shadow of your weakness

It is dark at the bottom of the sea

Only when you leave your light at the surface 

A sour face doesn’t cure headache 

Let your mind and your soul do the dance of the two-back beast

Let their eclipse blind the earth with brightness 

Unleash that fire always ready to burn

Kindle that dried leaf floating in the forest of your mind.

Kindle.

by

AJIJOLA HABEEB

Source: http://loudthotzpoetry.blogspot.com.ng/2017/10/poems-read-at-loudthotz-poetry-open.html

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