Sunshade View

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Take off your glasses
and face the non-sepia view.
Step on the throttle,
take a sip from the bottle
where black is distinct from white.

It’s a sunshade view
where diplomacy doesn’t say Right or Wrong;
where a soft bribe is referred as a heartfelt gift,
where rectitude is standing for what you don’t believe in!

Rose tinted glasses
Stiff-necked charades
Dual-meaning words;
Shambolic intents
Pompous position
Eclectic Speeches,
Perplexing naive minds.

How shall we not sink
deeper into the quagmire of bureaucracy
when all we have is parochialism,
sharply contrasted beliefs?
None can sigh in relief…

Take off the sunshades
and face the truth.
See the rot that spreads forth
decadence like never before,
bereft of sunshine.

© Aje 2017

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Alone I stand in the autumn cold
On the tip of Orange Island,
The Hsiang flowing northward;
I see a thousand hills crimsoned through
By their serried woods deep-dyed,
And a hundred barges vying
Over crystal blue waters.

Eagles cleave the air,
Fish glide in the limpid deep;
Under freezing skies a million creatures contend in freedom.
Brooding over this immensity,
I ask, on this boundless land
Who rules over man’s destiny?

I was here with a throng of companions,
Vivid yet those crowded months and years.
Young we were, schoolmates,
At life’s full flowering;
Filled with student enthusiasm
Boldly we cast all restraints aside.
Pointing to our mountains and rivers,
Setting people afire with our words,
We counted the mighty no more than muck.
Remember still
How, venturing midstream, we struck the waters
And waves stayed the speeding boats?

© Mao Zedong Changsha

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Wow… @Aje You write poems???

Nice one!

Good choice of words…

Yes i do, i even have my poetry show too.

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Wow…for real? Where?

Where or is it live video?

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It holds at Opebi… But i’m considering Videos though i am more of a reading poet that a spoken word artist

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Oh good one… I love to watch poets read out poems tho…

I should come over to listen someday…

Send an invite when it’s time for the next one…

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