Poetry

September 30, 2015 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

By

Ayoola Goodness Olanrewaju

 

 

our madness

 

 

i

when madness meets madness

mad is made madder maddest…

 

passers-by…

come feed your hungry ears…poetic gossips…

 

and please tell me…

 

what love grows

when a confession of madness

meets a certified insanity?

 

aduke has confessed madness

akanni boasts of his certificate of insanity and mad is made madder maddest…

 

 

 

ii

when madness meets madness

mad is made madder maddest…

 

passers-by…

come feed your hungry ears…poetic gossips…

 

and please tell me…

 

what spirit of arts

invokes a mad song

and a mad dance?

 

akanni has sung a song…a mad song

aduke swings her rumps in a mad abandon and mad is made madder maddest

 

 

 

iii

when madness meets madness

mad is made madder maddest…

 

passers-by

come feed your hungry ears…poetic gossips…

 

and please tell me…

 

what change comes

in a mad robe of corruption

and a mad house of leadership?

 

the umbrella swirls in mad spills of corruption the broom sweeps in a mad imbalance and mad is made madder maddest.

 

 

 

iv

when madness meets madness

mad is made madder maddest…

 

passers-by

come feed your hungry ears…poetic gossips

 

i shall tell you what happens

when madness reasons with madness

when madness tells madness of his mad madness…

 

sanity shall bleed profusely…yes-

 

until mad knows his madness

existence shall be far from the clouds of sanity…

 

shall we reason our madness once for saneness?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ayoola Goodness Olanrewaju

Ayoola Goodness Olanrewaju hails from Osun State, Nigeria and lives in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He is a teacher of English language and has a B.A(ED) in English from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. His poems are published and reviewed on poetry sites and online magazines and blogs here. He loves to work with great minds.

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