Dexter: A POEM

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“Your words are always so powerful and captivating Thandi, no matter what the subject. Well done. Voted up” Jodah from Queensland, Australia


Dexter: A POEM

Stuck in the tar
Like a maga
Jittery and abandoned!
Afraid and stunned!
Forgotten!
Like a prodigal son

And like the yolk of an egg
I am caged by this wet rag
Waiting for time to pass
To be eaten like grass

I have nowhere to run
No one to pawn
Life made me a slave
Like a lost cause from a pit
I am a piece of shit
Dragged on the sleeve

Life gave me the kiss of Judas
It betrayed me; it killed me
It dashed the evil ones lavished wealth
Slapped the good ones with suffering
A motionless movement of the mouse
Me?
It gave me a drought
Wicked pouring

The wicked have prospered
Good is of no use!
There is good in evil
Busted!
Life is a curse!
A Maelstrom pill...

For Dexter...

A piece of creative writing by
Alexander Thandi Ubani
©®Copyright 2014
A Poet, Playwright, Writer and Thespian

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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

I love the lines in this poem drags you in and can't help but to feel the words, great poem for Dexter Uban...:)


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Your words are always so powerful and captivating Thandi, no matter what the subject. Well done. Voted up.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

I agree with both the comments above. God bless Dexter, sounds like he's having a really bad time...


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Powerful but so sad--


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ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos Author

I am indebted to you: Frank, Jodah, Ruby and Audrey for your encouragement and kind words. May blessings in abundance be showered onto you all. delighted!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Super poem for Dexter however also sad that life can betray.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

You have such greatness in your words.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I imagine there are a lot of Dexters out there with the same outlook on life. Great poetry.


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ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos Author

Thanks Gypsy, you have a way of making one smile even when sad. Sad indeed that life can betray. We can only pray for the best. Thanks for stopping by. blessings


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ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos Author

thanks, DDE. Such kind words live long in my memory. bless you


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ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos Author

You are right, teaches. Many Dexter-like folks roam the streets beaten and molested by the troubles of life. I pray they find peace. Thanks for adding your voice here. blessings.

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