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Arthur's poetry

Tomorrow's story is about Arthur Kiyaga and some of the things he does away from the rink. He writes poetry and I think his work is brilliant. As a writer, I'm a little jealous. LOL. Seriously, the hardest part of this story was picking which of his pieces to share with you.

The primary target of this undertaking was initiated to articulate my mental activity in a way which would
allow others to formulate thoughts of their own. Those knowing me well may be alarmed as they explore the following pages because this publication mirrors a reflection of me that is distant in the eyes of many. Some of the expressed opinions and phrases aren't total portrayals of the individual I represent, but instead are snapshots of controversial observations which have arisen spontaneously. There have and will continue to be many inquiries surrounding the chosen title. Just like any other ism,  ``Kiyaga-ism'' encapsulates a diminutive canvas of the theories and ideologies echoing within my personality. What started out as a tedious habit to help pass time on my long hockey road trips, escalated into what is now being held in your hands. Having a photo shoot, album and athletic career under my belt, I'm now focused on the academic aspect of my life. With that, I'd like to officially invite you
to ``Kiyaga-ism: “Poetry with a lil' twist!”


Please Open Your Gates

It's said to be the most historically
accurate book to date

Yet it has managed to put today's
youth in a confused mind of state

As my eyes run through your pages in
search of light

They're fatigued like running up a
mountain without a peak in sight

Marx said it's for those who can't
handle the immediate pressures

They close their eyes to reality in
seeking spiritual pleasures

All the different colours of your
religious teachings

Make me question the hue of Sunday
morning preachings

Each Mormon, Nun and Jehovah Witness

All claiming to be the best in the

Make me feel like a highly touted

Yet all the doorstep offers make me
loose respect

Every belief seems to downgrade their

In hopes of persuading my spiritual

Besides births, medical survivals and
natural disasters

You're only portrayed through
scripture and devoted pastors

The classification of religious is
broadened every year

The major component of its glue relies
solely on fear

Whenever there's a blind man trying to
find his way

People turn a blind eye and carry on
with their day

They may want to help but don't sense
an obligation

They'll wade in a pool of guilt
through further observation

You've always said your word possesses
the power to divide

And regardless of inner strength our
feelings will collide

If at a high school party I started
praying how I knew

I'd single handedly split the entire
room into two

But every single creation has some
type of creator

Just like every successful person is
ensued by haters

                             Yes, I've tried (BLEEP) and been
caught by nine eleven

But Lord I'm here and need the
combination to heaven


Sitting On The Fence

 Friends half his complexion question
his direction

They say he's white, though the
mirror shows a black reflection

Like a Michelangelo portrait, he's
just been framed

Rather than solely being
pigmentation, his actions are to blame

Never visited, slept or been locked
in a prison

But they want to lock and blind the windows
of his visions

He's constantly asked if he's seen a
gun firsthand

When Yale and Harvard, not jail, are
his plans

It's got him looking around rather
than within

He'll act double black just to fit in

The handcuffs on his wrists can't
contain his goals

Posted in: Komets


Mon, 11/20/2006 - 2:54pm

Arthur you write wondrous poems!

Mon, 11/20/2006 - 2:57pm

Good stuff....

Mon, 11/20/2006 - 2:58pm

Arthur, you have made me realize how much I miss writing poety of my own and that I really need to get back into it. Wonderful work and I hope to hear more...Much Respect.

Mon, 11/20/2006 - 4:02pm

Any poems about hockey fights? Goalie brawls? .........Nice stuff, Arthur.

Tony E
Mon, 11/20/2006 - 4:30pm

And you guys wondered why the Komets think so much of this guy. The general stereotype of hockey players is they are about as dumb as the boards they go head first into (yes I am the poster child for that stereotype). This guy sounds like he could be working on his Rhodes Scholarship as well as his slapshot.

Mon, 11/20/2006 - 6:30pm

Arthur, thank you for sharing your poems with us. Very well written and thoughtful.

I especially liked the one titled "Please Open Your Gates" and "Hooked On One Look".

Tony E
Mon, 11/20/2006 - 8:12pm

Ok...I received an email from a blogger saying my post above appeared to be insulting Arthur!?!?
Just to clarify...I was COMPLIMENTING his intelligence and applauding how diverse and multitalented he is. I apologize if what I said above could be considered an insult.

Mon, 11/20/2006 - 8:39pm

It didn't seem to me you were insulting him but what do I know lol. Some of those poems were a little crazy but overall he is very talented. Keep up the good work on and off the ice.

Tue, 11/21/2006 - 12:35am


Great work on the poetry. It makes you think just how bad society is. You are very talented person off and on the ice. Keep up the good work as a Komet and your beautiful talent as a poet.

Tue, 11/21/2006 - 6:24am

Awesome poetry Arthur. I can remember an article once written by another player that was extremely well written. We had told that player that when he leaves hockey, he should take up writing. He just laughed and said that's what his mom had told him. Arthur possessess a specail gift that so many of us will never have. Keep it coming Arthur.

Thu, 11/23/2006 - 12:16pm


It's tough to connect a hockey player with poetry, but i must say, im very impressed with your work (on and off the ice)- keep it up.

Cheers bud,


Thu, 11/23/2006 - 10:16pm

i would like to take personal credit for all your poetry skills, seeing as i was your inspiration all threw high school, and even let you use my rhymes for your poetry.. hahha
thanks for being the most unique hockey player, you set the bar for everyone to follow!