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The King's Court

Oluwatobiloba is an undergraduate of the University of Lagos and a lover of poetry.


The King's Court

I got into the King's court mound,

And look what I found,

People's fortune, hanging in the air,

For they came in with a load of care.

Some, relaying petitions to the king.

But I couldn't hear a thing,

And I doubt if His Highness could hear them too.

An aura of darkness, placed them in a mute ado.

One wept, one bowed, another sang.

What a sonorous voice would have rang,

But I couldn't hear a thing.

Misdeed stood in Favour's way,

And blurred the worshipper's display,

Hushing their outcry,

Making it seem like His Highness sits too high.

But here, teardrops do not count,

Hours spent only amount

To naught and yields to aught,

Without a broken and contrite heart.

© 2019 Odunlami Oluwatobiloba Grace


John on January 14, 2019:

Great piece. Keep it up.

Ebi Charles from Lagos State,Nigeria. on January 14, 2019:

Nice piece

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on January 13, 2019:

A good poem. Interesting subject.

Mercy on January 13, 2019:

Wow! This is nice! Keep it up dearie.

Victoria on January 13, 2019:


Whunmie on January 13, 2019:

Wow so wonderful, the way your mind works Ehnnnn.

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