English poetry

Poems in English


AN ODE TO MY JAILED FRIEND

Unmasked –
The spirits’ face is a black hole
Swallowing the celestial beauty
Of the stars.

Caged –
The sentinel is crouched
Subsumed in seething pain
Not pain but anger of being guiltless
Yet ‘guilty’ for being in jail.

The cell –
No crime equals its greasy grey walls
Thickly dark with no grills for light
Till the eyes, sore, feel pain no more.

The sentinel –
Was once a brother
Used to sit by my feet
But wandered away,
Till err passed his way.

Who is to blame
When the mind is aflight
And discretion is abandoned
For valor?


1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Poem AN ODE TO MY JAILED FRIEND - Godfrey Mutiso Gorry