I HAVE DWELT IN THIS LAND

poem

#1

I HAVE DWELT IN THIS LAND

I have dwelt in this land,

A land where life sobbingly mourns,

Swallowed in the open mouth of death

Here lamenting weeping

For she can’t save herself of this life

Death has become her mistress

Death has become her queen

I have dwelt in this land

A land whose ways are orgy

Her kings- know neither queens nor maidens

Her queens know neither kings nor eunuchs

Even the free and enslaved are alike

Debauchery marries them

With kisses of betrayal

I have dwelt in this land

Where fathers lay with their own sons

Mothers with own daughters

In richness of passionate lusts

Shame is her crowning norm

None leads pious

None pities being nor deed in guilt

I have dwelt in this land

A land with no virtuous nor purity in soul

A land where beds are defiled

A land that fathers have made daughters concubines

Sons, carnal pets to their mothers

Like dogs and beasts

They vomit and eat vomit

I have dwelt in this land

A land of harlotry and vexing

A land full of bastards and whoresons

Where streets are full of moaning

The day as night

The night as day

Yet, nay see the wretchedness

I have dwelt in this land

Where monks prey widows

Where girls make love to the dead

In the sanctuary

In the midst of tombs

Who is the living in this land?

Who is the dead in this land?

I have dwelt in this land

A land where life alone is penitent

A land where life alone grieves

In the mist of Sod, Gom and Babel

Life somberly weeps in the streets of Pompeii

Who’ll pull her out of this pool of morons?

Who’ll save her from the bath of Hades?

Solomon Okore

15th February 2019


#2

It was bang on… well penned :+1:t2:


#3

THANK YOU, PROWESS.


#4

Nicely composed lines… Very well written…:metal:


#5

The imagery you build is worth an applause.
I hope to see further beautiful works from your side


#6

thank you very much. I will write of it.


#7

again and again someone is here to please me with his words
thats you @Solomon_Okore

nice man nice


#8

thank you. more is coming.