7th.

7th.

It’s the 7th again
The anniversary of pain
When in the heat of emotion
We ignited the flame
Though we were warned
We refused to heed
Now, a thousand years later
We are slaves to our greed.

It’s the 7th again
The anniversary of youth
When despite all pleas
We strayed from truth
Now, in aged wisdom
And with ragged sprite
We curse the years
When we loved to fight.

It’s the 7th again
The anniversary of life
Of the freedom we had
And expressed in strife
Now, with voices hoarse
From shouting to the deaf
We gnash our teeth
And watch their death.

It’s the 7th again
The anniversary of pain
Of truth, of youth,
And all lost gain.
It’s the 7th again
And we are all born anew
But will die in this flame
Again and again.



8 thoughts on “7th.” by Ndukwe Onuoha (@Muse)

  1. Good poem with a lotta depth. Couldn’t really get the story, though.

  2. really nice poem,i think it can relate to a lotta scenarios but i will really like to know what exactly you were referring to.

  3. The 7th; all this around the 7th. Definitely a meaning to it, just not coming to me right now. lol
    Well done!

  4. In most religious circles, 7 is the number of renewal or rebirth, thus, the term 7th is used to symbolise that we have all come back to where we began.

    But if you look at the last line of the poem, it talks about how we will make the same mistakes again, despite having had the experiences of our forerunners to guide us (“Now, in aged wisdom And with ragged sprite We curse the years When we loved to fight.” – 2nd Stanza).

    So it is a poem that basically says this: we do not learn from history.

    1. Had thought of the significance of 7 along the same lines; it just didn’t hit home then. Your explanation sheds a lot of light to it and I dare say you are very correct on your summation. Once read that “we commit the dates to mind but never the lessons.” Isn’t that how history repeats itself? Well done. A deep one indeed.

  5. @Muse … a beautiful one here… I believe your muse gave you a great deal of inspiration and you listened well… keep on the Muse… it’s nice reading you…

  6. Thanks @innoalifa . I appreciate much.

    1. @Muse You are cordially welcome…

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