31 DAYS OF POETRY- DAY 6- SIX SIX-FEET- by Michael Ace

We do not tell the blind of rainfall
They have zillion eyes on their skin
I am you, we have the human pulse
So I won't tell you my senses are six

I will dig from this earth six six-feet
Two for my brain and eyes that see
Two for my skin and nose that smell
Then two for my tongue and my ears

I will bury my senses in this six six-feet
By the sixty minute of the sixth hour
And sixth month of this sixteenth year
With six of you and six of me

Because I'm tired of life and her earth
And I'm scared of hell and her death
But this breath chokes life out of me
So I shall live on deader than the dead

I will see no more of human brutality
Blinded to manslaughters and suicides
I will be deaf to news of new infirmities
I shall hear no more of solicitous cries

I shall taste the saltless soup no more
This acidic rain shall not wash my face
I will be without all hazardous thoughts
My brain freed from mentalities of wail

I need six wise men in their late sixties
To dig with me the six graves of six-feet
We shall do this in the earth of our mind
For we can't bury senses on this dry land


Name: Oyedokun Micheal Adedotun Ace
Pen Name: Micheal Ace
Discipline: Computer Science Student of The Polytechnic, Ibadan

'The world is too complex for a pen to remain idle' and that has always been the fuel behind my bleeding pen." I'm touched by every air that blow, every tears that flow, every
light shining and every darkness I see.

Journey into poetry:
It all started in the early days of my life. I fell in love with words and there is always a medium to relay them to the world. So I chose music. When I realized it requires much
more than I have to get a track, I stepped into writing essays and articles. Then, poetry started and that's a dream come true.

What I hope to achieve with poetry:
Everything my heart desires is what I'm seeing right now. There is nothing more I wish to achieve with my poems than having multitude smile at the glance of the hope I give. Having the blind see, the mute talk, the lame walk and seeing miracles happen with magical words are my dreams and they are already becoming reality. I'm here for fulfillment, I'm here to make my history while I live.




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