TURN THE TABLE DOWN

TURN THE TABLE DOWN

A Poem by ayosonolowo
"

Just a play, something like that

"
TURN THE TABLE DOWN

And he said

Turn the table down,
And let them smell,
The wrath in their swords

Folk

Ha! Stop,
For bone is not a flesh,
Wake up from your slumb,
And face the fate we've fetch,

Tale

They eat,
With a silver spoon,
And stand erect,
Taller than the sun,

They cross their legs,
Blissfully with a cup of tea,
But still taller,
Than the mighty iroko tree,

They speak,
With a proudy tongue,
And the poor shoulder get weak,
With a heavy rain of hung,

Their off-spring,
Are topic of debate,
And to this, they bring,
The world to their feet,

They take us for slaves,
To arrenge their sleeves,
Sharpen their swords,
And pollish their boots,

They slap us with our magics,
And fail us with simple logics,

Folk

Turn the table down,
And let us laugh,
If knife is a stick,
And death could be killed,

If fire could be freeze,
And thunder could be dodge,

Turn the table down,
And let us laugh,

(c) David Ayo Olowoeyo

24/3/2014

© 2014 ayosonolowo


Author's Note

ayosonolowo
Thank you

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I don't know if you mean turn the table over instead of down like overthrowing something that is disliked. A good writer...:).............

Posted 4 Years Ago


Justified defiance, I like it! There are quite a lot of errors, but I don't think you need to correct them because that is probably how Nigerians speak English. Reading it aloud the poem sounds quite grand.

Posted 6 Years Ago


I thought this was rather good. I can't say that I completely understood it, but it flowed off the tongue very well. I am unfamiliar with the phrase 'Turn the table down', but I enjoyed the read.

Posted 6 Years Ago


ayosonolowo

6 Years Ago

Thank you very much

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Added on March 25, 2014
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Tags: Fear, proud, spurn

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ayosonolowo
ayosonolowo

Kano, Christainity, Nigeria



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My names are David Ayo Olowoeyo, a local Nigerian young writer born in Kano but originated From kogi state, and writings has been a path of me since when i was at 0 level, though i stay local and have.. more..

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