If He Could Follow (Roundel Poem) / Poem by Leonard Dabydeen

 

 
Leonard Dabydeen, Guyanese-Canadian poet and member of The Society of Classical Poets (USA); Life Member of MetVerse Muse (India); member of Muse India Journal; member of Muse-Pie Press (Shot Glass Journal and Fib Review), contributor to Gandhi Way Newsletter (UK), https://english.pratilipi.com/leonard-dabydeen/, SETU bilingual literary journal (USA); OUR POETRY ARCHIVE, A monthly web journal; Galaktika Poetike “ATUNIS” blog; blog: https://ldabydeen.wordpress.com/ .
Free-lance writer and book reviewer; author of Watching You, A Collection of Tetractys Poems (2012), and Searching For You, A Collection of Tetractys and Fibonacci Poems (2015).
 
 
 
If He Could Follow
(Roundel Poem)
 
If he could follow light in the tunnel,
Where darkness holds the key to his freedom,
Would he not so gather his courage spell,
If he could follow?
 
Or would he sit, be grumpy like a bum,
Not making any effort, no spinel,
Only fostering lame excuse with rum.
 
Freedom has its price, darkness must he quell,
And like Athena, be ready to drum
This fire of courage to whip Jezebel,
If he could follow.

One thought on “If He Could Follow (Roundel Poem) / Poem by Leonard Dabydeen

  1. This poem: If He Could Follow, needs editing to meet ‘standard’ Roundel classification. Please read here:

    If He Could Follow

    If he could follow light in the tunnel,
    Where darkness holds the key to his burrow,
    Would he not so gather his courage spell,
    If he could follow?

    Or would he sit, be grumpy and wallow,
    Not making any effort, no spinel,
    Only fostering moans in his marrow.

    Freedom has its price, darkness must he quell,
    And like Athena, ready to echo
    This fire of courage to whip Jezebel,
    If he could follow.

    Thank you for reading. Leonard Dabydeen

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