How long will we be silent? How long will be deaf and dumb? How long will we relax and relent? How long will we see our tomb? How many times will we be blind How long will be in hind? Moving at a snail pace While in the national interest race Awake awake, say no … Continue reading Gone are the Gones
Arise, arise oh the Spirit of man in me Arise beside my feeble flesh and blood Here I stand unclothed of nothingness! Naked as the day I pilgrim to this earth Arise in me from your cocoon, oh spirit Arise, my spirit of man in me, raise up Arise from the caves of sin and … Continue reading Exhortation to my Spirit
I will consume; Oh yes, I will I will ravage; don’t doubt me I plead I see blood even though the world can’t see. I see death when life is what your preachers preach. I feel it approaching, the consuming anger of the wind. They want us in chains; will we allow them I ask? They like us jobless; should … Continue reading Listen to the Whirlwind
Dry sticks A forest prepared for conflagration And how great the matter The little spark will kindle Petrol in our drinking water How will we put out the fire We will plunge But now we breathe deep With open mouths Hacking and harrowing Our respiration Breaks the silence of night Darkness still The crack of malnourished ribs Unseen … Continue reading And Fire Lies Waiting.
Edge of Glory & Gory E.G.G Next daily “Moon, Vol. 35: No. 619, page….” Page your beak! State the day, month and year, you stupid brat! Yes sir, Thursday, October 3, 1964. p. 12, title, “The Pains of Animals in the Pen – An association of Animal Rights Activists, under … Continue reading Edge of Glory and Gory
False Image of Ourselves Achebe is stung by the hypocrisy and vain-glory common with Nigerian leaders. He is angry at the blatant self-deception by those who do not care to make Nigeria genuinely great, but who like to decieve everyone that Nigeria is great. He writes: “Nigeria is not a great country. It is one … Continue reading The Trouble with Nigeria: A Review II
I write this piece A timeless ode to peace Gather the choir Make an orchestra Sound the gongs Across the atlantic From the hills of Jos To the far east Roll out the drums Sing this song Let these battles cease. Get the workers Gather your tools Across this water Build a common bridge Surprise … Continue reading A Piece for Peace
Would those who know how to pray, pray And those who can’t, wish For we are getting to a stage Where history will be re written And all hell let loose. Though no one ever pray for this But wishful thinking is never enough. How could the oppressor of people Think the people will forever … Continue reading Song of Revolution