The Song Is Fading In

Here’s my 1st attempt at poetry. On the rising of writing of a new kind in Nigeria, in Africa

TL

singing twitter bird

THE SONG IS FADING IN..

The song is fading in

But the old do not hear it

For to their mind it brings

Only memories of beautiful songs of old fading

———–

The song is fading in

But the young do not hear it

For they recognize not this thing

For their generation does not sing

————

This song is fading in

But the locals hear it not

For the song to them is naught

Except the foreign tell them its worth

————-

The song is fading in

But the foreign cannot hear

For it is a song which their interest once held

But they have long since longed for a different song

———–

But the song is yet fading in

The enlightened hear it already and are glad

Its singers refuse to listen the nay saying

Of the elders and the young who cannot hear

Of the locals and the foreigners, unhearing pair

Until it crescendos, until we cease to say

The song is fading in,

For then, the song would be sung.

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11 thoughts on “The Song Is Fading In

  1. I read it once, maybe I have to re-read it. I get it, but I didn’t feel it. Since its your first attempt I’ll give you a pass. I’ll read it again but I think it can be better. 🙂

  2. Good attempt, I think it would work better if you break it into stanzas and furthe develop each stanza based on the message in it.

    The song is fading in

    But the old do not hear it

    For to their mind it brings

    Only memories of beautiful songs of old fading.

    The song is fading in

    But the young do not hear it

    For they recognize not this thing

    For their generation does not sing.

    This song is fading in

    But the locals hear it not

    For the song to them is naught

    Except the foreign tell them its worth

  3. The song is fading in

    But the old do not hear it

    For to their mind it brings

    Only memories of beautiful songs of old fading
    ————————————————————

    The song is fading in

    But the young do not hear it

    For they recognize not this thing

    For their generation does not sing
    ————————————————–

    This song is fading in

    But the locals hear it not

    For the song to them is naught

    Except the foreign tell them its worth

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