31 Days of Poetry - Day 20 - STANDING ALL ALONE - by Soul'e Rhymes

(... HIS POEM ...)

I was a little chap without bread and brain,
But I was not hungry for food,
I wanted only wisdom,
For only this will fill my belly
and bring me kingdom.

I was starving, I was thirsty,
I was left with nothing, but ungracious rags
 from those merciful neighbors,
Whose rags are better than mine,
Yet I wanted neither food nor money.

I was an outcast,
I thought wisdom will make me a hero,
but here I am, left alone in the wilderness of life.
The fools are given the best place;
they stay in their heavens and
make mockery of my wisdom.

“Poor chap” they say.
“Your folly will only make you poorer,
And bring more troubles to you!”
I was deaf to them; all I wanted was wisdom,
Oh yes, I was a fool,
That’s why I wanted wisdom!

I wanted wisdom!
I wanted half of the son of David’s,
but I was given more.
It was fire in my cloth; I couldn’t hide it,
The more I reveal,
The more I expose the people’s folly,
which has become their bragging rights
and posed as great wisdom.

I am alone,
I stand still in the midst of rushing crowd,
I disagree when others agree,
They think they are wise, but I know they are not,
They think I am the fool;
it is easy to assume, because I am alone,
but I know I am blessed with more wisdom
 than any man now living.

Friends become foes; fiends find faults,
She also says I am arrogant for
I will never bow to her opinions; they are wrong,
but if this wisdom nurtures arrogance
and earns me only foes and fiends & loneliness,
I still will not accept their folly!

I am alone,
This wisdom brings me only foes!
but if no one comes with me,
I will rather die a lonely man
than to trade this wisdom
for their folly in order to be loved.


EGC:  Your Real Name & Stage Name 
Soul’e: My Name is Eneji Stephen Toluwalashe popularly known as Soul’e Rhymez

EGC:  Discipline/What You Do
Soul’e: I am a Public Speaker.

EGC:  Other Creative Art Forms You Practice 
Soul’e: I am also a screenwriter & Photographer

EGC:   What Made You Go Into Poetry 
Soul’e: I delved into poetry for the passion of it.

EGC:  Kind Of Poems You Write/Perform
Soul’e: I write mostly didactic poems

EGC:  People Who Inspire You In Poetry 
Soul’e: women inspire me more, then negative events.

EGC:  What You Hope To Achieve With Poetry 
Soul’e: I hope to become the most popular poet & the richest in the world.

EGC:  Your First Time At Be Blessed 
Soul’e: BB13

EGC:  How Many Times You Came To Be Blessed 
Soul’e: 2 times.

EGC:  Poets You'd Like To See At Next Be Blessed 
Soul’e: Poetric Samurai, JamesConco & Sir. Eriata & King Olulu

EGC:  Most Memorable Edition Of Be Blessed And Why
Soul’e: BB13, I enjoyed the slam. It was fantastic.

EGC:  What You Missed About Be Blessed 
Soul’e: I missed everything

EGC:  What You Like About EGC
Soul’e: The fact that it takes me out of my domain. I love travelling.


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