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"The Island of Daznah" by Sanusi Majeed


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Published September 1st, 2023

The Island of Daznah

by Sanusi Majeed
(Ilora, Kwara State, Nigeria)

Hold thy mug,
Test the waters.
What you thought a pond,
Was indeed an ocean.

Sip thy coffee,
Cast your bait.
What you thought a mackerel,
Will capsize your boat.

Wear thy float,
Read the compass.
Scout for harbor,
In the middle, in so deep.

Throw thy hands,
Race the waters.
The wannabe wreck,
Is but a beautiful island.

Raise thy voice,
Hoist your banner.
Preach the gospel,
Of the Island of Daznah

Sanusi Majeed is an Agriculturist, an introvert, and a poet. He is a passionate writer, loves reading, and is a mentor to younger writers. He hails from Nigeria, Osun State and is a present Master Student of the University of Ilorin, in Crop Science.

This poem is included in Poetry World #7, published in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.

Previously published in Nigeria Poetry Magazine:
Orishà's Voice
by Mary Ini Okaka

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