31 Days of Poetry - Day 6 - DESTINY - by BankHALL

(... HIS POEM ...)

The sojourn of life
Long forlon like the playgroup kite
Flown at will to and fro in sites
Rough and stocked, yet painful spites.

Joy and mourning
Our irrevocable cross.., yet lost in this journey.
Thick, dark tunnel, Oh! that this cloud turn sunny.
That morning, when? when will you come in?

Why not as rosy as his?
Should these ills be flicks
From Mr. Destiny’s wheels?
Hmm…a bitter-sweat pill?

Deeply interested, …yet appearing bleak.
Killing, this feeling, sick!
Why these thrills?
Why these tricks?

Book? they both read.
Abilities, dexterities? they, both huge.
Yet rosy’s his and ugly his dude’s
Pre-destined for ‘fame’ and ‘doom’?

Decades after
Fate, still not differing matters,
Despite him trying harder.
What a fate? even faith left him sadder.

Inherited from nature?
Or restrained by nature?
What an emotional torture!
Leaving him no option.

These things appear trickily unfinished.
In our individual wisdom, we look just foolish
Your wisdom, too rich.
For ours to reach.

We only strive to rise
Your die is long cast
Who are we to ask?
Baba God, its your sole task.


©BankHALL™  -  (December, 2011)


(... HIS INTERVIEW ...)



EGC:  Your Real Name & Stage Name 
BankHALL: Real Name is Bankole Kolawole. Stage Name is BankHALL (Formerly with pen-name ‘WhizDaPoet’).

EGC:  Discipline/What You Do
BankHALL: Spoken Word Poetry Performance; Accountancy/Freight-Forwarding.

EGC:  Other Creative Art Forms You Practice 
BankHALL: Essay Writing, Short-Stories, Blogging.

EGC:   What Made You Go Into Poetry 
BankHALL: I discovered I had a gift of coining words to produce a special effect, sometimes I am being called a Lyrical Poet by fans as a result of the musicality in my performance.

EGC:  Kind Of Poems You Write/Perform
BankHALL: Page and spoken word poems

EGC:  People Who Inspire You In Poetry 
BankHALL: Any poet who’s has got depth embellished with loud imageries and musicality in his/her poems.

EGC:  What You Hope To Achieve With Poetry 
BankHALL: Taking spoken word poetry to mainstream entertainment, i.e. that even the man on the street can understand, enjoy and be willing to part with his hard-earned money for the art, without necessarily been a learned or literature-inclined.

EGC:  Your First Time At Be Blessed 
BankHALL: Be Blessed 12

EGC:  How Many Times You Came To Be Blessed 
BankHALL: Three (BB 12, 13 and 14)

EGC:  Poets You'd Like To See At Next Be Blessed 
BankHALL: Dike Chukuwumerije (Convener of NightOfSpokenWord, Abuja), Bash Amuneni (Jos Biggest Performance Poet), Kolawole Oluwaseun (PariOlodo) – Winner of Abuja Literary Slam (1st Quarter) 2017, Titilope Sonuga (1st Female Spoken Word Poet to perform at Nigeria’s Inauguration, 2015 for GMB).

EGC:  Most Memorable Edition Of Be Blessed And Why
BankHALL: For me, personally it’s BB13, maybe because It coincided with my 30th birthday and my love was there to sing me some birthday poems in Chinese language, coupled with a surprise performance for me by Adeyemi Agarau and Victor LyricPoet – I owe those two guys a lot.

EGC:  What You Missed About Be Blessed 
BankHALL: Diverse talent on display, especially from the younger generation; teenagers, precisely.

EGC:  What You Like About EGC
BankHALL: EGC helps the unknown become known.

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