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Friday, 10 January 2014

Feeding off my bones

Feeding off my bones 
My ambitions 

#So find me a reason 
#Different from my understanding 
#It is, what it is I see when I look up 
#That is my calling, my dreams and ambitions 

Some are still feeding off my bones  
They say it is juicy so they 

Go on sucking my bone marrow 
We changed faces, like season 

Lovers came and went in different sizes 
Colour coded in area codes to suit 

My face got fatter and slimmer 
In one given season, renewal  

Then I found angels 
Angels with wings in my prayers 

#So find me a reason 
#Different from my understanding 
#It is, what it is I see when I look up 
#That is my calling, my dreams and ambitions 

Travellers named me a regular 
On the road less travelled 

I stayed around, longer than most 
Yea, I know these roads my neighbourhood 

Each brick 
And the marks on them 

Who made them 
Gone are a few, forgotten faces 


#\So find me a reason 
#Different from my understanding 
#It is, what it is I see when I look up 
#That is my calling, my dreams and ambitions  

My mind plays games on me sometimes 
Like the story is without me in chapters 

I came close, many a times 
And I lost track of reasons  

Still with strong faith in the religion 
We were born this way, go figure

We breathe in and out 
And it is all with our dreams and ambitions  


#So find me a reason 
#Different from my understanding 
#It is, what it is I see when I look up 
#That is my calling, my dreams and ambitions  

Hold on now, not so quick 
Wait until tomorrow and tell me how it all went down 

I can not take my focus of these roads 
They change like the sand dunes in the Sahara 

And we still travelling, a foot forward 
Though it feels like forever 

When we look back  
It seems we have made progress 

#So find me a reason 
#Different from my understanding 
#It is, what it is I see when I look up 
#That is my calling, my dreams and ambitions  

So who is counting 
Ask him to look at our worth in consideration 

Mixed feelings 
Personality change and I switch 

Back and forth arrows in rushed pages 
When I am in that mood, stay away, it takes a while 

We only human, blood that boils  
Counting down on our ambitions  

#So find me a reason 
#Different from my understanding 
#It is, what it is I see when I look up 
#That is my calling, my dreams and ambitions 

Tell family I would be late coming home 
This night, something came up 

You know how it is 
Some are still feeding off my bones 

I pray my heart 
Stays strong, for the journey 

I fear I am changing again
They feeding off my bone marrow again 

It is my ambition eating me alive 
But  it is all just for the cause 

God bless , I know I am blessed 
I know I am 

#So find me a reason 
#Different from my understanding 
#It is, what it is I see when I look up 
#That is my calling, my dreams and ambitions  








5 comments:

  1. Your refrain really worked to drive your poem forward, Kodjo. Nice reflection on the difference between reason and understanding. Feeding off bones & bone marrow makes for some vivid imagery!

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  2. very strong imagery. raw. and i like the repetition of the refrain, it works really well.

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  3. The repetition really works, Kodjo. I especially like "travellers named me a regular on the road less travelled."

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  4. Great use of stanzas and refrain, Kojo! And I like the idea of trying to find a reason that is different from our understanding.

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  5. So hard to leave such a known place: what eats one, what feeds, what are the normal paths and the new. ANd yet, as the refrain irons out the confusion in this poem, at least one youth finds a way. A song?

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