Once Upon A Rhyme

Posted: May 3, 2012 in MUSINGS
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My days on Tiber’s banks here chime
Not a wage to plead a dime
I needn’t praise my love for thyme,
Nor epiphany from losted time
But I rhyme!!
Argos gates do daily toll
Clanging bells ‘pon Fante knoll
What will I, what fate dole?
Yet to plead a saintly soul.
I shall write, that be right
Or my heart shall leave me sole
Dark of night, day or light
This be where I cease my flight
Where the haunting devil flees
I shall rest, my humbled pleas
There can no one take this place
Nor the devil nor his race
I shall write, in blood, in tears
Casted out, ye purged fears
Then a scribe I’ll e’er remain
‘Pon the death of all else stray.

It’s 2a.m on the 3rd day of May 2012 in the year of our Lord. This poem abegged of me be written, wouldn’t let me sleep. Yanked me off my bed, awrestling! Tossed me, turned me, threw the sheets off my hided face. Impossible my eyes if they to close. My mind keeps singing her dainty tunes and chimes I hear for her rugged tones. It eats me, yea drinks me! Plants me a silly knock if I should resist. And lo, here it be written.

Then, says I, let me review thee!! Then nay, it begs me sweetly lie. Poem, O poem, what wrong have I on thee bestowed? That thou shall cast thy troubles ‘pon me? I dare not try a way t’explain, lest sleep afix its eyes on me. What hated drowse thou churns on me, O poem!! That even in my half-asleep, thou wakest me and now in my half-awake, thou sleepest me?

  1. elenlackner says:

    I liked your poem. Always you write full of feelings. Congratulation. I greet you from Argentina. Elen Lackner


  2. Abena says:

    Interesting. you should review it after you get some sleep. pleaase.


    • Dela says:

      I sure will review it but the events it details must come to pass in a couple of weeks first. You surely understand, don’t you?


  3. Collins boake says:

    i really enjoy the poem. Great work


  4. I love the use of the shakespearean language .. Still trying to learn it .. Nice poem .. Really enjoyed it
    Check out my blog sometime


    • Dela says:

      Will surely check your blog out, Mike! Thanks for commenting! I’ll recommend you read the King James version of the Bible alongside any other version you may already use. That’s where I got my schooling in Shakespearean English! Best!


  5. Kenneth A. Owusu says:

    Cool poem :):):):)


  6. Hi Dela,

    You have beautiful poems, and we would love to feature a few on our newly launched blog, B-Gina Review.

    The mission of this new venture is to nurture and promote creativity by featuring new, emerging as well as established authors whose aim is to reach a world-wide audience.

    If you are interested in submitting anything to us or have any questions, you can contact us via this email address (bginareview@yahoo.com).

    Please visit us at http://bginareview.wordpress.com/ to learn more about us.

    Kind Regards,
    Regina Timothy
    Editor, B-Gina Review


    • Dela says:

      Thanks for the compliments and invitation. I will reply you if I find one from my collection I’d love to feature.


    • collins Boakye says:

      i wrote a poem last night and i want to send it to you to post it here. how can i do that?


      • Dela says:

        You can send it to me at delalorm(dot)kpeli(at)kasahorow(dot)com. It will be hosted on condition of quality, please. Thanks very much for the interest in my blog. If I do host it and I can find some time, I’d be glad to review it.


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