How do I Sing Songs of Praise

   When hearts are locked
September 14, 2021
Spiteful Old Age
October 14, 2021

How do I Sing Songs of Praise

Written by Amina Akinola


how do i sing songs of praise,when i am stuck between space finding a suitable language to define


the demon that eats my testicles all the way.i envision the quest for truth


to tell the gravity that sit in my sternum,

when others cling to their beloved at night.


the truth is,i am a captive of griefs a metaphor cannot unveil.for sometimes


all a metaphor does is sharpen grief

or give it a new name.


here i am stuck,trying to forget the tumor that stained my albumin.


i am married to an illness that flours my

tongue with sour rhymes.and the truth is


i want to air a simple hallelujah from the

depth of my heart,slashing all my maladies away.


i want to praise the Lord with new poems of sweet metaphors.


Spread the love

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Duotrope: an award-winning resource for writers