Angry, a passion hot and burning
Beautiful, always a damsel yearning

Callous, the ungodly wicked act
Doting, such a kind of love can so much impart

Energetic, big and strong pocket Hercules
Foolish, an unwise approach to my exercises

Greedy, synonymous to a glutton
Hot temper, a destroyer of virtues achieved

Impetuous, the risk of irrationality
Joyous, delighted soul’s nationality

Kind, rewarding act of helping
Loving, found a synonym for doting

Meek, angelic attribute non-devilish
New, the same for the word ‘novel’

Ossified, father’s rules, rigid and fixed
Peaceful, the calm feeling when kissed

Queer, strange like the itch from a peppermint balm
Reliable, God’s attribute in every Psalm

Soft, the touch of a mother
Tedious, boring, pants for another

United, one mind, a great entry
Vociferous, my sister’s repeated loud complaints to a tree

Willing, not compelled like the call of saints
Xenophobic, the fear of strangers’ paints

Youthful, prepared to take on life’s dangers
Zealous, the weapon of the power rangers

So much fun learning adjectives!
…now I know how we describe one another

Goodness Olanrewaju

About Ijagun Poetry Journal

Ijagun Poetry Journal is a quarterly journal that provides a platform from which we can tell our own stories in the authenticity of their multiplicity through the poetic medium. We don’t want to hear these stories from our master “griots” alone; we want to hear from those mastering their art, too. Hence, we aim at publishing new and emerging poets. We also welcome the works of established poets in order to encourage the poetic genius of those mastering poetic art. We prize original works that conform to, break or reinvent conventions. Again, we accept reviews and critical essays on poetry. We also accept powerful art works and photographs that make us appreciate the "poetry" in everything.
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