31 Days Of Poetry- Day 18- DON'T HATE ME COS I AM A POET-by Olulu

Don't hate me cos I am a poet,
cos its one of the oldest profession on earth, after all,
it is written, "in the beginning was the word,
and the word was wih God, and the word was God."
So I can use my words like a sword,
sometimes I can hit out with it like an iron rod,
or use it to soothe and caress your soul,
and make u feel whole.

Don't hate me cos I am a poet,
For u might believe I am merely wasting my time,
but have u not read that, "a man's gift will create room for him and bring him b4 great men."
Did you not hear that, "a man diligent in his works will stand b4 Kings and not b4 ordinary people."
Though I do not call u ordinary people,
but its a priviledge for u to read and see me perform for free;
what kings, Queens and all forms of Royalty pay me a huge fee.

Don't hate me cos I am a poet,
For this is the best way for me to express myself,
after all, the shortest  verse in the bible, John 11:35 said "Jesus wept."
This shows there is no shame in crying for a loved one who died.
So be not alarmed if u see me on stage with tears in my eyes,
I am merely expressing myself,
and I feel no shame for my tears.

Don't hate me cos I am a poet
For I use this means to talk about my Nation,
whose face is being perpetually rubbed in the semen of bribery and corruption.
Cos our leaders  continue to loot the treasury,
rape our sense of morality,
defy our cries for sanity
and make being honest and accountable equal to insanity.

Don't hate me cos I am a poet
For I can thrill your hearts with words,
words that strike your heart cords.
I can use words to do intellectual love making,
with no heart breaking,
no tears falling,
and no orgasm faking.
Just words that satisfy your heart cravings,
yet keep your body always wanting.

So, don't hate me cos I am a poet, cos it is what God has destined me to be,
so hate me, hate God.

 Olumide Holloway, better known as "Olulu, the King not from Zulu" is a Writer, Poet and Spoken Word Artist.  He loves reading, writing, dancing, making people happy and generally having fun. He is passionate about performance poetry and his dream to make it a big industry where poets can earn a very decent living from their performances.

He is the promoter of WORD UP, a quarterly Spoken Word Poetry and Soul Music Event which maiden event held on August 18, 2012 in Unilag, Akoka, Lagos.

He co-organizes CHILL and RELAX, a monthly open mic Performance Poetry and Spoken Word Event in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a regular performer at poetry open mic events such as FREEDOM Hall and TARUWA. He is also a member of a Christian Performance Poetry group named "CODE."

He believe everyone should do what they love, and love what they do; "That way we can all be loving life and living love, and get paid for building businesses around our passion."


  1. Don't hate me cos I am a poet. A poem that is so great to ignore


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