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Updated on July 2, 2019
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Oyebola Oloyde is a graduate of English from Lagos State University. Her passion for writing is seen in most of her works.

The silent whisper of the cricket

Filled my gentle soul

Thoughts so wide i can not hold

Like a bottled smoke

I beg to be free

But the silent whisper of the cricket

Would not allow.

Gently it came

flooded the bottled mind

Gently gently crippling into the silence mind

The silent whisper of the cricket

I prayed to be free

the creator should plead my case

from the silence whisper.

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      oloyede oyebola 

      6 years ago from lagos nigeria

      sometimes the head cant fathom what the heart thinks.

      @ubanichijioke, thanks for your comment and identification of the use of imagery.

      @Michael Ogundele ,thanks for the comment

      @augustina , lovely poem u've got there and very thoughtful too.

      @David Odigie. thanks, you speak the mind of the poet.thanks for identifying the metaphorical languages.

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      David Odigie 

      6 years ago

      It's quite metaphorical with an evasive meaning, allowing different readers to interpret it differently and be able to apply it into different situations. It quite interesting " silent words"

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      7 years ago

      does the night sleep?

      Oh no!

      Sleepers only do at night,

      What night does at day

      Leave ur sleep for when its best,

      When life at its end you rest.

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      Michael Ogundele 

      7 years ago

      This is charms at its best. keep riding the carriage of poetry until you get to the freshen leaves. Cheers!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      7 years ago from Lagos

      wow! the gift of poetry is in your hands.

      the imagery used in this piece is compelling. lovely comparison as well. More bleeding to your ink


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