One Step Forward Two Steps Back!?

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One step forward, two steps back!
One step forward, two steps back?

I’ve figured that,
which is latent and untapped.
Can beat the…
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The moving mass of iron,
zinc & cosmic gases.
In its velocity approaching full throttle .

While quality rubber
rolls over glass bottles.
Pacing through the midnight
Adorned in moonlight.
The tyres of ideas,
Grip the road firmly.

In contrast to what is worldly.
And all the the things that
temporarily,
may hurt thee,
to leave one a little creased and dirty.

Destinations appear,
in a hazy glare.
Unaware of the jagged edges
that some fear here.

The vision inflates
like ether enveloped in latex.
Now there goes the puncture,
reality ruptured.

Performed at the circus of hopelessness. Had to build from the depths of the consciousness.

Relationship between speed,
distance and needs.
For the Acorns, the Oaks, Acacias and Seeds.

Theres a
steady concoction,
magnitude and options. (Shrugs!)
If you decide then no one can stop you.
I’ve figured that
Which is latent and untapped.
Can beat the…
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One step forward, two steps back? ;-/

By Azibu Ilani

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Division Theory

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Every so often
After several orbits,
A consciousness arises,
& no one can ignore it.

Some will disregard it,
While others impartial.
A few sit on the fence,
Or in Ivory castles.

I beg you just a minute,
Let me try to define it,
Imagine having vision,
But you’d rather be blinded.

Take a moment,
Put yourself in that situation,
Would you be so rational
And exercise patience.

The earth is getting smaller,
You encroach on my door step,
I invade your sacred space,
So how do we sort it.

One, one Coco,
Will sure fill a basket,
And every particular
Has its nuances.

A slipper made of glass,
Will not bring contentment,
Derision and division
breed resentment.

When love has found its way,
It needs no reason,
For everlasting harmony,
Throughout all seasons.

By Azibu ILani

The Plenipotentiary

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(An Ode to the year 2016)

You began immediately.
On your eve,
I was handed the Clarks
which I laced
for your Coronation.

Stood at the helm above the valley
Green and lush,
An old oak abacus
and a bronze cup.

Awed and inspired.
Distant relatives
returned from exile.
The boomerang I threw
came back too.

Flying with eagles
through a viscous culture.
Dancing with wolves
and eating with vultures.

Modes of mass transport
incrementing miles.
The pride of the lioness
take it in their stride.

The teacher,
a despised professor
prepared the method.
Then took a train for the east,
thus was not present for the feast.

Wading in a canoe
through the dusk.
Weary and such,
of the commodities and bucks
We dearly clutch……but
I was bold and fearless,
in the depths
of what is real in the wilderness.

Yes……….bold and fearless,
Plenipotentiary for the
realm of the heiress.

By Azibu ILani

We’re Moving On (Embracing Our Heritage)

       

WordPlayPoems Logo3We’re moving on, whilst embracing our heritage,

There’s a lot to be proud of

Our future is definite.

We’re moving on, whilst embracing our heritage,

There’s a lot to be proud of

Our future is definite.

We’re moving on, whilst embracing our heritage,

There’s a lot to be proud of

Our future is definite.

 We’re moving on, we’re moving on, we’re moving on, we’re moving….!

The black contribution to the earth’s timeline

Is so grossly underrated,

Most know it’s a crime.

The good, the bad, the ugly,

The Fetters,

All provide a reason to make us better.

Multi-layered tapestries of human intelligence,

Exist in history,

Of which you’re a part.

Fresco’s of achievement

Spanning a millennia,

Accredited to Masters of Science and the arts.

Now think about today,

How fortunate are you,

What can you do to fulfil your dream?

Be yourself, give yourself,

In the most gorgeous expression,

Now YOU can translate what life means!

The greatest to the humble,

Unsung heroes…….. Black Royalty,

Serfs to Negroes,

We all hold a piece to the greater picture

To truly cooperate makes us richer.

We’re moving on, whilst embracing our heritage,

There’s a lot to be proud of

Our future is definite.

We’re moving on, whilst embracing our heritage,

There’s a lot to be proud of

Our future is definite.

We’re moving on, whilst embracing our heritage,

There’s a lot to be proud of

Our future is definite.

 We’re moving on, we’re moving on, we’re moving on, we’re moving….!

A positive…….principle…… penetrates obstacles……..

A historic fabric of spiritual oracles.

Those who could foresee time unfold,

Predicted our children bought & sold,

They warned of the pitfalls yet to come,

Yet they brought good news of the holy son.

Today we take the time

To exhibit a story,

That begins with greatness,

And ends with glory.

Whilst we’re on this voyage don’t forget the theme

And to share the narrative of what our history means.

You have a duty to intelligence

Consistently eident,

Let us render redundant operation trident,

Cause it’s up to us to teach the kids

About the good and the bad our ancestors did.

You can’t change the past………….

Still we learn from the essence.

You can determine the future,

With what you do in the present!

Consequently, when we’ve all gone,

Our kids will then know,

When it’s time to move on.

Loved Ones

The death of people

cross paths

like seasons

sorrows of loved ones lost

not something with reason.

The constant pain

shatters our hearts

and the question keeps 

pondering…why?

The children we grieve

the mothers we grieve

fathers we grieve

whom we will never see

 Ignorantly I curse the sky

but only man can cause tears

we cry

How can we remember

when we want to forget

They didn’t deserve it

God only knows

how one will go next.

Get Your Mind Right First

 

Get your mind right first,

then the rest will follow.

Stop acting like the truth’s not hard to swallow.

Anything you want that’s worthy means sacrifice,

But you’ve got to have the passion & appetite.

Out here if you’re not working,

then they’ll leave you to starve, literally

or a figure of speech, life’s hard.

Nobody said it was easy; who said it was a doddle?

That advice wasn’t from a positive role model.

Success, a combination of desire & circumstance,

the dominant ingredient a simple plan, but get your

mind right first, then you’ll get the advances.

Be prepared for the worse make the most of your chances.

The worlds infatuated by power & celebrity.

A Powerful Celebrity, happy?

Not necessarily.

Charity begins home like peace of mind,

Many have the money but not the time,

When your alarm bells ringing but not the rain chimes.

You’ve forgot you’re a sun and it’s your job to shine,

Remember life’s sweet like fine white wine,

on this highway of existence take note of the signs.

 

So get your mind right initially,

then you’ll earn the liberty to determine your fate

and create opportunity,

not just for yourself but the wider community,

your folks will recognise the change immediately

once known for irrationality

but now Equanimity

Copyright May 2006 Wordplay Poems

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