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Tear sought tears by Akinwale Peace




Akinwale Peace


Tear sought tears.


When will ways ever way without woman's wails?
Should shallow shower swallow a sick sea as it sails?
When will the lips that tame talk of precious fame?
Oh, how sweet it was when her blood was turned a-flame.
.
.
Behind the shrine is a fretful caring fetish-
who drink the blood of the million flaming bodies,
How I wish a wounded tongue could bark at its cost;
Tortured tongues of dogs are we, barking at our worst.
.
.
On the three devilish way do they stand
patiently, with the pot of the gods. Like a strand
do they hold a bunch and vamoose within an eye;
And beneath the sky, within the grave, do prey fly high.
.
.
Soon it will come a day that will never come
And the eyes of the evil shall one many come;
Ears shall hear and never hear the ears that hears,
Souls shall melt like ice at noon and with tear sought tears.


"words from the innocent mind"



            Philip Peace

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