Poem by Effiong God’swill Edet
“I Cum to You Father”
Saving Saviour of the rose of sharon,
The morning mist in the midst of cloud.
I lift my eyes unto your heel,
The sole I wear yet cannot fit thy soul,
Grievance(s) and pain away from you I feel,
I know i’m a sinner who played with you a foul,
Curse me Lord! to be seen-less that my eyes, mayn’t
My eyes seek thy face in anguish,
My heart drops blood-ink of pardon, which I request,
Savour me into thy hands with great relish,
That I might be safe; and my sin shall be seen, as a
I cum to you farther!
That you have mere-see on the merciless,
And crave way for me, from the a-trio-cities of, my
Lure my life against lust, that I shall not be lawless.
Cast my cares like a cage that caught a precious
Let your spirit slip through my soul and make, my sin
battle with its sore.
For thy love, I pray heavens find me see-thing at thy feet.
With my e-know-saint heart,
peace I shall bear.
Summary of the Poem, From the Author.
The poem is that which portrays a Christian who returns back to God after years in sin.
The poet persona seeks the mercy of the Lord even as a sinner.
He brings himself to submission and acknowledge the fact that God is the ‘saving saviour of the rose of sharon’.
The essence of this writing is to portray the persona’s sinful acts and calling on his saviour for forgiveness of sin so he ‘might be save’.
However, he points to ‘lust’ as a predominant sin in the poem and tackles it effectively in his prayer. There he achieves the figurative expression ‘cum’ rather than ‘come’ to His father whilst his sinful nature.
The poet persona is able to fine-tune his writing to be rich in Pun and relating it to his piece.
©Effiong, God’swill Edet