Spotlighting Pan-African Poetry

Biography

Word

Enlarge poem

Capsules of essence
Spreading a fragrance
Unique in its substance
In an instance
Enhancing or depressing
Messing with my frequency
Showing no mercy
You…rape me

Full bodied flavour
I savour your splendour
I marvel at your grandeur-ness
You ease my stress
Take me up to a higher place
Exploring immaterial spheres
By your grace
From this place
Take me to another space
Inside myself
Behind the showcase
Beyond the surface

I embrace your majesty!
I will no longer abuse thee!
For ye are a tool
That can do and undo
Whole civilizations
Create power stations
Upbuild and downturn whole Nations, You are
The beginning
And you are
The ending
Affecting
Long reflecting your effects
Even though the breath’s left

You are…
The Word.

Dolapo Ogunwale

Featured Poem:

The Future

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The future is a picture
Our souls reach to capture
Striding, riding on the raging stallion of hope
As we grope for a light rapture
A rupture of hope. Culture
Of never ceasing believing in a coming good season
Yet reason, yet reason, yet reason…

The future is virtual!
Only a ritual of habitual actions
Weaving a chain reaction
A transaction that cannot be broken
A never ending token.
Death will come but life’s a continuum…
Life’s a continuum.

The future is a collection!
A living art formed
By our living out forms
Of our thoughts in our minds

Worlds conjured up in
A floating dimension
Lighter vibrations
Pressure creating
Zones of dark in lighting
Colours of meaning
An ethereal painting
Vibrant, lush and telling
Echoes of past living
Gossip of secrets hidden
No more lost, no longer forgotten
All fruits WILL be eaten!

The future is right now!
Every movement.
Every moment.
Adds a reward to reap or a sin to repent from
Each moment is gone
One by one outdone
Sun setting then rising
Realizing my sweet bliss or inner poison
Has no effect upon the changing horizons
But upon my own.

Only my own dusk or dawn
Depends on the direction I’m going
Planting the tree of life I’m sowing
By the rolling urges of the unburning bush in my heart still glowing
Knowing that one day ahead
My harvest will make my own daily bread of life.

Not by my head
But instead, led by the discomforts and upliftments
Embedded right inside my chest
That knows from the start
Intuitive report
Each expo I got
About the truths I contort
Or the values I distort
To suit my vain ego

Eagles wings take my sins
Up into Heavenly machines
Paving my road, my environment
Waving the decoded lessons learnt
Lessons of Primordial decent
Never changing intent
Perfect from the beginning to the very last event
The Judgement
Sent my people to chambers we invent HELL!

Every moment! Every movement!
Controls it
Molds it
Makes it
Grows it
Kills it
Lives it
Leaves it
Is it!

The future is a sculpture sculpted
Not by choice but by compulsion
I signed up for this by being born and
I will fulfill it, mature every talent
That comes with Spirit
Do the good for which I was meant!

Want a good future?
Best create it!

Positively dealing with life’s card dealings…
Doing good blindly, never tiredly…
Reward lying within that good uplifting inner feeling!
Treasures planting up in Heaven
My future’s now certain
I’m rising, I’m rising, I’m rising…!

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Biography

Oluwadolapo meaning “The Lord has poured (things of) substance together” is an embodiment of her name. Her poetry speaks of her inner experiences, either thought out or lived through. She writes in the hope that her words connect with another’s inner self and begins a deep inner reflection that will cause lasting change from the individual to the entire world.

Dolapo’s spoken word delivery has been described as theatrical and deeply moving. Applying her background in music, dance and stage acting into her live performances, she does not resemble one who only began this genre of artistry in August, 2010.

Born to yoruba parents as Oluwadolapo Ebunoluwapo Ogunwale in the city of Lagos, she hopes to find listening ears and open hearts on the world stage.

Dolapo Ogunwale

Biography

Oluwadolapo meaning “The Lord has poured (things of) substance together” is an embodiment of her name. Her poetry speaks of her inner experiences, either thought out or lived through. She writes in the hope that her words connect with another’s inner self and begins a deep inner reflection that will cause lasting change from the individual to the entire world.

Dolapo’s spoken word delivery has been described as theatrical and deeply moving. Applying her background in music, dance and stage acting into her live performances, she does not resemble one who only began this genre of artistry in August, 2010.

Born to yoruba parents as Oluwadolapo Ebunoluwapo Ogunwale in the city of Lagos, she hopes to find listening ears and open hearts on the world stage.

Word

Enlarge poem

Capsules of essence
Spreading a fragrance
Unique in its substance
In an instance
Enhancing or depressing
Messing with my frequency
Showing no mercy
You…rape me

Full bodied flavour
I savour your splendour
I marvel at your grandeur-ness
You ease my stress
Take me up to a higher place
Exploring immaterial spheres
By your grace
From this place
Take me to another space
Inside myself
Behind the showcase
Beyond the surface

I embrace your majesty!
I will no longer abuse thee!
For ye are a tool
That can do and undo
Whole civilizations
Create power stations
Upbuild and downturn whole Nations, You are
The beginning
And you are
The ending
Affecting
Long reflecting your effects
Even though the breath’s left

You are…
The Word.

Featured Poem:

The Future

Enlarge poem

The future is a picture
Our souls reach to capture
Striding, riding on the raging stallion of hope
As we grope for a light rapture
A rupture of hope. Culture
Of never ceasing believing in a coming good season
Yet reason, yet reason, yet reason…

The future is virtual!
Only a ritual of habitual actions
Weaving a chain reaction
A transaction that cannot be broken
A never ending token.
Death will come but life’s a continuum…
Life’s a continuum.

The future is a collection!
A living art formed
By our living out forms
Of our thoughts in our minds

Worlds conjured up in
A floating dimension
Lighter vibrations
Pressure creating
Zones of dark in lighting
Colours of meaning
An ethereal painting
Vibrant, lush and telling
Echoes of past living
Gossip of secrets hidden
No more lost, no longer forgotten
All fruits WILL be eaten!

The future is right now!
Every movement.
Every moment.
Adds a reward to reap or a sin to repent from
Each moment is gone
One by one outdone
Sun setting then rising
Realizing my sweet bliss or inner poison
Has no effect upon the changing horizons
But upon my own.

Only my own dusk or dawn
Depends on the direction I’m going
Planting the tree of life I’m sowing
By the rolling urges of the unburning bush in my heart still glowing
Knowing that one day ahead
My harvest will make my own daily bread of life.

Not by my head
But instead, led by the discomforts and upliftments
Embedded right inside my chest
That knows from the start
Intuitive report
Each expo I got
About the truths I contort
Or the values I distort
To suit my vain ego

Eagles wings take my sins
Up into Heavenly machines
Paving my road, my environment
Waving the decoded lessons learnt
Lessons of Primordial decent
Never changing intent
Perfect from the beginning to the very last event
The Judgement
Sent my people to chambers we invent HELL!

Every moment! Every movement!
Controls it
Molds it
Makes it
Grows it
Kills it
Lives it
Leaves it
Is it!

The future is a sculpture sculpted
Not by choice but by compulsion
I signed up for this by being born and
I will fulfill it, mature every talent
That comes with Spirit
Do the good for which I was meant!

Want a good future?
Best create it!

Positively dealing with life’s card dealings…
Doing good blindly, never tiredly…
Reward lying within that good uplifting inner feeling!
Treasures planting up in Heaven
My future’s now certain
I’m rising, I’m rising, I’m rising…!

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (1)
  • Pride (1)
  • Optimism (1)
  • Anger (2)
  • Delight (1)
  • Inspiration (1)
  • Reflection (1)
  • Captivation (1)
  • Peace (1)
  • Amusement (1)
  • Sorrow (1)
  • Vigour (1)
  • Hope (1)
  • Sadness (2)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (1)

Word

Enlarge poem

Capsules of essence
Spreading a fragrance
Unique in its substance
In an instance
Enhancing or depressing
Messing with my frequency
Showing no mercy
You…rape me

Full bodied flavour
I savour your splendour
I marvel at your grandeur-ness
You ease my stress
Take me up to a higher place
Exploring immaterial spheres
By your grace
From this place
Take me to another space
Inside myself
Behind the showcase
Beyond the surface

I embrace your majesty!
I will no longer abuse thee!
For ye are a tool
That can do and undo
Whole civilizations
Create power stations
Upbuild and downturn whole Nations, You are
The beginning
And you are
The ending
Affecting
Long reflecting your effects
Even though the breath’s left

You are…
The Word.

Comments

Your email address will not be published.