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DRIFT, A Poem by Pat Ashinze. by WordSayer: 3:18am On Sep 15, 2018
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DRIFT

nothing makes
a man look stupid
like wanton misery
and consistent failure.
And love.

i tell you, dear reader -
not because i have drunk sour wines;
not because i have seen the sky bleed;
not because my memories have grown
grey beards and have become arthritic;
i tell you this to show you the vanity
behind having an human existence.

if you see a man crying, run!
his soul is filled with shadows.
his memories are naked and silty.
run! - before the heaviness spreads and
makes you a city beneath the earth.

truth is: the mind of every man is filled with grief:
consisting of sorrows that sting like desert arachnids and
hurt like the jests of blasphemous demons.
we hide our pains behind our teeth everyday,
praying in dense notes for death to run away,
waiting for God to show his face in the clouds.

another truth is that happiness requires sacrifice.
it is the reward for hearts
that have chosen to ignore pain
and learnt to live in a world
filled with dangling windows,
punctured destinies, broken stories,
false friends, envied pedestals,
desolate cities and empty rooms.
happiness is not for cowards.
be illumined.
...

Written by:
Pat Ashinze.
Ilorin, Nigeria. 2018.

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Re: DRIFT, A Poem by Pat Ashinze. by WordSayer: 4:58pm On Sep 16, 2018
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Re: DRIFT, A Poem by Pat Ashinze. by MissWrite(f): 1:42pm On Sep 25, 2018
This is a really beautiful poem. I read it last week, I think; and I had to come back. Good job.

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Re: DRIFT, A Poem by Pat Ashinze. by WordSayer: 10:47pm On Sep 25, 2018
MissWrite:
This is a really beautiful poem. I read it last week, I think; and I had to come back. Good job.

Thank you very much.
Thank you very kindly.
Re: DRIFT, A Poem by Pat Ashinze. by WordSayer: 1:45am On Nov 17, 2018
Cc.
Obinnau.
HumbledbYGrace
Re: DRIFT, A Poem by Pat Ashinze. by muta1996(m): 6:46am On Nov 23, 2018
Good work
Re: DRIFT, A Poem by Pat Ashinze. by useful4us(m): 6:51am On Nov 23, 2018
so deep and nice
Re: DRIFT, A Poem by Pat Ashinze. by obrien29(m): 6:57am On Nov 23, 2018
Are you primarily a poet?

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Re: DRIFT, A Poem by Pat Ashinze. by profakins22(m): 7:28am On Nov 23, 2018
wow! nice one,well penned, though I think happiness is hard to find cus we focus on people to give it to us wen we are the only who can give ourself.

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Re: DRIFT, A Poem by Pat Ashinze. by Hardeybohwarley(m): 8:05am On Nov 23, 2018
More like Tanka. Good job. I write poem also.
Re: DRIFT, A Poem by Pat Ashinze. by Hillarie(m): 9:10am On Nov 23, 2018
Beautiful words arranged in beautiful patterns.. Way to go, bro!
Re: DRIFT, A Poem by Pat Ashinze. by midecrown(m): 9:59am On Nov 23, 2018
Nice one man��

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Re: DRIFT, A Poem by Pat Ashinze. by bigkahuna704(m): 10:11am On Nov 23, 2018
Nice Piece! I Love The Drift In The WordPlay. The Picture Speaks Volumes Too. More Ink!
Re: DRIFT, A Poem by Pat Ashinze. by steph22ush(f): 12:34pm On Nov 23, 2018
Nice poem kindlt forward to my IG page @pen2heart so we can feature it. Thanks
Re: DRIFT, A Poem by Pat Ashinze. by princebenugo(m): 12:43pm On Nov 23, 2018
this is lovely nice one
Re: DRIFT, A Poem by Pat Ashinze. by francis247(m): 8:11pm On Nov 26, 2018
Nice one
Re: DRIFT, A Poem by Pat Ashinze. by WordSayer: 1:23am On Nov 27, 2018
obrien29:
Are you primarily a poet?

I am a Creator

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