Sunday, August 30, 2015

Adesola Oladoja writes

My Fear

Let he who is


Cast a stone first

We run from the truth

The truth we know

We know will bring the light


I do not cringe at failure

I've been in its mire

I have arisen a better me

I do not fear my flaws

I've known the strength

Of their weakness

I do not fear defeat

I've seen the victory therein

Which no ephemerality could behold

This is what I fear

That I'll one day run away

And dodge as soon as I hear

The footsteps of

My truth

The truth I so preach

1 comment:

  1. The beginning of this poem is a close paraphrase of John 8:7, wherein Jesus exhorts the accusers of a woman accused of adultery. At the end the poet is concerned that he may be the one who is the hypocrite


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