This week's ZODML Poetry Corner features a poem on hope and persistence by Morayo Oshodi. Check out her other works on our blog Tale of a Kopa. Are you a writer? Send your poems, short stories and book reviews to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on the blog.
Wide awake at midnight
Then a voice in the wind
Harsh but true said
They think I'd just give up
When I'm almost at the end of the tunnel
I lay down and slept
but my subconscious
Could this be convention?
This smell as rot fish
Filling the atmosphere.
Alas that I may be choked up in it?
When there are waters
That haven’t been stirred
not to mention rippled.
It takes a little time
To cock a gun and shoot.
Risk is what makes life beautiful
Don’t you think so?
The confidence that matches up
to it tells you you aren't far from your goal.
A fearful mind will only bring aches and pain,
trouble and distress
but a heart that dreads mediocrity is
free to explore even the uncultivated land of life
When I sleep it's only for a few hours
Not that I suffer insomnia
It's because there's a new dawn to wake up to