my pearls before swine

Therez a fire in my chest
Therez pain within my vest
All this ‘cos I chose to trust
Where I ought not have given such
But I always have broken the rules
Always have taken it for granted that I would
I guess I grew used to getting away with it
Forgot that someday it’d be like it should
U break a rule & then you’re broken by it

My heart hurts from the pain
I wish she could see the vein
Which feeds my anger’s hate
Tot she knew; for her I would wait
Not ‘cos she’s bright
Nay. I saw in her a spark of light
Was gonna buy me an oil well
And fuel that spark full of light
Till from delta to where the waves swell
Her light burns bright
And among children she’d dwell
Like she’d always dreamed

But man would be human
And the daughters of Eve surpass her
For power is the quest of every man
Yet only few will for discipline suffer
That in the end, the woman or man
Is not by power brought to ruin
To not be controlled by that which can
Make of us the pearls before swine
Or the one who owns the mine
But she’d rather believe me a tall tale
Now she can keep her mind as it were
For a spark has all it needs of fuel
To give you a glimpse of light
Fizzle, spark, fizzle
And to itself it’s all the light there is

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4 thoughts on “my pearls before swine

  1. Amaka

    It started like a heart break to me, then I was going to say here we go again ends up being something else. I like it


  2. Abby

    hmmmmn…… deep! didn’t expect less from kumetots tho..
    yaa i agree with Amaka- initially thot twas a love-turned-sour ‘tori..
    i like!!! +i like much the “Was gonna buy me an oil well
    And fuel that spark full of light
    Till from delta to where the waves swell”….. OIL WELL B-) #hehe


    • Abby ๐Ÿ™‚ you know the way we do nah. And if the gist doesn’t reach Lagos, where the waves swell, then one’s influence is merely an infant ๐Ÿ˜‰


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