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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Adesola Oladoja redux

I Will Be Here

Reticence speaks volumes
Silence is not dumb
Yet eloquence has little power
Where sighs are traded well
 
I'll wait here alone
Whistle to my shadow all night long
I'll tap my weary knee
Rub off my sleepy eye
 
Just to catch a glimpse
A glimpse of you again
To see through and through
What others mock and scorned
 
I'm waiting here
E'en if it takes years
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Man in the Shadow -- Cynthia Gregorov√°

1 comment:

  1. Because of its skillful employment of off-rhyme rather than true rhyme, it may not be readily apparent that this is -- yes, indeed -- a sonnet.

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