SN (13th October 1980 / lagos, nigeria)

Who Will Punish Time?

At the sound of the gun
The squirrel falls dead
Who will mourn him?
Rain.
But who will punish the gun
At the sound of which
The squirrel falls dead?
Rust.
And who will punish rust
At whose hands
The gun is punished?
Time.
So who will punish time
By whom alone
Rust is scathed?
Nothing - Time is too strong!

by samuel nze

Comments (2)

The best of the poems that you posted today. A clever concept for a poem, crafted well.
I think you're on to something here, but kinda lost steam at the ending. I liked it up to the point where you answered your own question. always, Amberlee