Chords and tongues: A POEM

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Chords and tongues: A POEM

I stand at the foot of the sun
To bare the tongue of the lizard
And jolt the smear of sin

See the men of calling
With mouths that see
And eyes that hear
They have sat in the stool of gloating
With wide curly anus
Ordinary men in tongues sparking

Bring your ears
Hold it; be still
Men prowl like prey
Conscience shaved like a vulture's neck
They dance in miraculous tones
Full fledged fury
They lurk in droves
Smelly forky-hands

From their pulpits
They see of the past
Tell you what sleeps in the future
Man-made seers!
Crowds throng
To feed from their hired powers
Gotten from the man in the shrine

Many are here;
In shouts of hallelujah
They are masters of deceit
Fine-tuned speech to wow hearts
Chew the cord of caution, son
Take not all you hear with your ears
For many have their souls sold
Sit on the deck and clear your eyes
Bury the breeze brewed beneath
Walk not on watery steps
Be on guard!

A piece of creative writing by
Alexander Thandi Ubani
┬ę┬«Copyright 2014
A Poet, Playwright, Writer and Thespian

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5 comments

Ken Snowdon 2 years ago

Ah the wolf is at the door of deceit, they are in numbers, deceiving the innocent, tempting the masses with their opium of deceit and lies. Gold and silver their aim, jewels sparkle like rotting corpses in their souls. Millions throng to their utterances of untruth, let man/woman/child beware as they devils lurk in the shadows dressed in robes of scarlet and live in holy cities they hide behind in riches. The tongue is powerful, yet the true believer knows the truth. This is a very meaningful piece my dear poet, I read between your lines. Bravo, voted up, you have such a gift.


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

uban another amazing piece bravo


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

A truly wonderful piece indeed.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

No truer words were ever spoken. Beware! Brilliant Thandi.


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ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos Author

here I am, a man with nothing to brag about but mere words being flattered and divided with words of sweetness. You are my boss, Ken.

"The tongue is powerful, yet the true believer knows the truth"

true words! The true believer knows which-is-which as the prowlers fasten their seat-belts aiming for higher grounds. We are here to tell the people of their tale. It is up to them (the people) to listen or not. Glad you stopped by great wordsmith just for this piece. Your words are enriching to every soul that reads 'em. Great wishes!

Big thanks to my Frank. Always appreciated!

and to my Awesome Grypsy Rose, I am most thrilled reading such inspiring comment from you. blessed is your soul.

Ruby, that's right. Beware is the word! let those that have ear, listen. Bless you blessed woman.

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