Poetry is one of the genres of literature and it can be defined as the use of words and language to evoke a writer’s feelings and thoughts towards a particular issue, it is based on the interplay of words and rhythm and the end result is a poem. I feel poetry presents a more vivid representation of literature as it can incorporate features of both drama and prose which are the other two genres of literature. Another thing about poetry is that it doesn’t require any form of specialty before a poem can be penned down, in short everybody can write a poem and the likes of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are a testament to that statement. I wrote a poem almost a year ago when I found myself in a drag (like Shikamaru would say) I couldn’t really tell anybody about the situation except my best friend but I still needed to express myself in my own way so I took to poetry.
–The Knight and the Bishop–
What move shall I make
between a knight and a bishop
Like a convalescent trying to cure hiccup
What path shall I take
To fulfill my never ending desires
Both with might and valor
Is it love or an attachment to tailor.
The knight moves first and foremost
Performing duties in uncharted coast
Duty bound and stricken with honor
But a knight in the rim is grim
Not to follow one would be an error.
Preaching at dawn and daylight
With every time my soul takes flight
Time is what is lacking to deliver a message.
Intentions are what I can’t fathom,
But a simple portrait viewed
For you I would steal the rings of Saturn.
Now I am faced with crossroads
Summer breeze will pass the meadow
Over the sands of time
Or in tears shall I wallow
Poseidon has gifted his trident
Three choices but none is latent.
I am a player with convince
Yet an hypocrite in the province
Would I be rescued by a knight
In shining armor
Or should I spend my night,
In the solace of a prayer warrior.
As much as I would have loved to explain every line in each stanza, you should figure it out yourself, moreover that’s the beauty of poetry, it gives you the chance to see things from a whole new perspective whilst trying to understand the true connotation of each line. I wrote two other poems last year but that’s a poetry for another day.
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