Oblivion dazzles with perception,
The mind boggles in deception;
Metre is an illusion frozen in motility,
Feet are every ounce of incivility
—Broken in disunity,
For until the world stays static
Unmoving and unchanging,
Time remains the usurped monarch
Of light and sound;
Immobility in matrimony.
Balogun Iyanu is an international award-winning poet and writer. He writes poetry that evolves on the purpose of life. Balogun writes to fit the narrative of the common man, his works tackle the imbalances of man and social injustice. His favourite poetry collections are Otanle's "A forest of Poems", Cheryl Ceasers "Flatman" and John Guzlowski's "Echoes from a tattered tongue". His favourite thrillers are Patrick Larkin's and Robert Ludlum's "Moscow Vector", Dan Brown's "Deception Point" and Robert R. McCammon's "Gone South". Balogun's favourite Nigerian writers are Gabriel Okpara, J.P Clark and Chinua Achebe. Balogun was nominated as part of the top ten best poets in the world in 2019, Ethiopia. He has won honorary lifetime certificates from India, Liberia, Peru, Nigeria, Philippines, America, Germany, Zambia etc. He is the award-winning author of Upon Our Nile.