This poem, “From a Bird’s Eye View” is a metaphor for survival. The poet uses a bird as a representative for all victims of a marauding world. Abdurrahman Ardo has a strong grip on language and his craftiness with words makes this poem worth sharing.
Kwaghkule Jacob – Contributing Editor (Poetry)
From a Bird’s Eye View
Isn’t it beguiling-
How these scrawny little kids
Bury their emotions underneath
And between the pages
Of their journals
And instead of fences, they build
Walls to keep away from the world
Easy do they have it-
With scruffy smiles waltzing around
Their lips as they slip into crowds
Behaving like survivors
When deep down they are
Makes it hard to see
These kids as what they
Vessels filled to brim
With pain and loneliness
It’s way more easier to ignore
Their plights when everything
They say or scribble is termed
Abdurrahman Ardo lives in Tilden Fulani, Toro LGA, Bauchi State. A 500 Level student of Electrical/Electronics engineering in ATBU. Contact Ardo via firstname.lastname@example.org
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