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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Death of a Soul, man

Copyright 2007 K. Omodele

At what point does a soul wither and drop?
Like rotten fruit from an ill-fated tree
The result of youthful intrepid plots
whose sole regal intent screamed, "LOOK! I BE."

What event led to the poor soul's demise?
Severed from his roots- a long stemmed Black Rose
Did volcanoes erupt in blood-fire eyes?
Time is a-grinding while youth decompose


  1. Ahhh deep ... unanswered questions. Keep it coming. Love it.

  2. @ nik~ thanks for following my blog. I'm elated that you enjoy my artistic expression.

    @ Stephen Bess. Thanks...It means a lot coming from a creative veteran as yourself. You are where I want to be...Keep creating, Bro.


  3. WOW! We really need to be 'conscious' of the plight of our youth. Thanks for the message in this very thought provoking piece.

  4. This has an absolutely AMAZING swing to it. I'd love to hear it rhymed out loud.

  5. Hey Kaya,

    This is beautifully written. I hope you don't mind me asking, but what is the significance of the black rose?


  6. I love your poetry man.....I feel your flow. This one is wicked!

  7. michelle asked the same question i did- what is the significance of the black rose? it keeps showing up. love this poem

  8. @Michelle and Iyabo. For me, Black Roses represent deep and intense beauty. This poem is about how some choices you make as a youth can affect the future.


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