THE GREATEST WANT OF THE WORLD

Posted: January 30, 2014 in Poetry

by Soonest Iheanyi Nathaniel
 
The greatest want of the world is the want of men,
Men who hath the will
Not to compromise when Eve comes sly in Eden.
 
Men
Whose lips
Won’t loose their secrets
When lost in Delilah’s grips.
 
Men
Who will turn a full left eye,
Not just in sanctimony look to the sky,
When they behold Bethsheba bathing on the roof.
 
Men
Whose ‘red’ is ‘red’
And won’t become blue
When flavoured acid from the lips of the beaker on their litmus-faith is shed.
 
Men
Who say less
and do more,
Not sweet talking aristocrats who conjure
Wits to woo our souls and our hearts impress.
 
The greatest want of the world
Is the want of men,
Men who won’t trade their God
For 30 pieces of silver or some shekels of gold.
Men whose bond is their word,
Though the rug of heavens fold.

Lyriversity — Liberty of Creativity

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Comments
  1. Anene Francis says:

    Considering the bad state of things, we need people that are upright, not giving in to tempation or suduction of any kind, uncompromising, true to their word, hardworking and not doing lips or eye service… True talk. I hope you and I aspire to be one of those men. (But are sure this is the greatest need of the world? Lol. I’ll take it as your opinion or a hyperbole)
    You are doing good mr Soonest. Keep it up. Nice poem

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