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I am a fool

I stupidly believe

Before I have seen


I am a fool

I have faith in a big book

By men who knew no school


I am a fool

I believe iron floats

And animals can speak


I am a fool

I believe the skies rained flames

And the sun stood still


I am a fool

I believe screams and songs

Made a thick wall fall


I am a fool

I believe water turned wine

And two fishes made a feast


I am a fool

I believe rods eat snakes

And words raise the dead


I am a fool

But I know another fool

Who says there is no God.

Written by Tolu Akinyemi, From his book, Your Father Walks Like A Crab

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Walt Shakes(@Walt_Shakes) is an award-winning Nigerian writer, poet and veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word. the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter.

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  1. But isn’t it funny we believe ficiton + jewish folklore mixed with personal opinions of the writers that we have no means of verifying?

  2. Wow! Now this is one poem I’ll gladly share! Outstanding and astounding! Beautifully written. And it holds the deepest of meaning called having #Faith. Excellent job you did Tolu Akinyemi. Thanks Waltz, for sharing

  3. The wisdom of Men is nothing but foolishness. Turn it whichever way, we’re all fools. I love this poem! 🙂

  4. Diarris god ooo..lmao

  5. Hmmm…deep

  6. I took my time to read each line so I won’t miss anything, especially where the switch would come in. The closure did it really well.

    Great piece!

  7. Love it….

  8. Deep. Love it!!!

  9. Wow! Great! Merry christmas sir Walt.

  10. Kudos to the poet: Tolu…

    Well written piece with a definitely wise ending..

    Bless +

  11. A very brilliant composition this is and that curveball at the tail end…..unimaginable, pretty phenomenal! Only a fool asserts that there’s no God for real and the wisest of us, is actually the greatest of fools! LOL

    Nice one, creativity at its best! Kudos to the Poet and thanks Walter; for sharing! Cheers!

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