MEANING

Child, to define meaning,

Must you cast light to darkness

Or bow to the altars of aesthetics

Are there margins you stretch to

that emit the glory of worth?

 

Is it success – to believe or to become
Is it success – to believe or to become

Is meaning in the flare of success

In the whispers of victories and gore

Is it success – to believe or to become

What can we translate as the essence of these things?

When you think of meaning,

Think of life!

A synopsis, yes think of it, hopefully enough…

For I thought sometimes of roses

Beauty-petals that sting the heart that wishes

But meaning (maybe) is absolute

And philosophy is its cage

Child, I think it is a blessing

A vomit from beauty, never inferior

What defines meaning is defined by it:

Religion, myth and humanity

But inquire,

Is there an end to the beginning of eminence

Is meaning the sojourn to perfection

Is it?

Answer me!

 —silence–

 

Meaning is self-awareness and belief

Meaning is glory in distress

Absolute obedience to death

Meaning is the language in silence

It is substance unraveled

POETRY BY OLATUNDE OBAFEMI

ART BY DOMINIC LIAM OF GREECE

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