USA Africa Dialogue Series - Fragments Of Poetic Thoughts (42)


By Chidi Anthony Opara 

I became a bard
When the world had borders.
I became a bard
Before the world wide web 
Made our world borderless. 
I became a bard
When telephones 
Were found only in the abodes
And business places of biggies. 

I composed ballads 
And post to big cities 
Where publishers abound. 

My ballads bounced back 
With messages from publishers 
Berating me
For daring to be a bard. 

(Poem presented as social service, all rights reserved)


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