Atoned (In Memory Of Papa)
You have dotted the multihued skies
With your credible finite goodness;
You have destroyed ancestral curses
And earned us wholesome splendid victories
Those We Voted
Those that we trusted most,
And elected by our vote
Dealt devastating blows
That stunned our minds
And on Dele’s laps it exploded
Where angels sat, rested and played.
He fell, his legs dangled
Trailed only by his own blood.
Only last night
I took a solitary walk along the lane of tears.
I saw lovers gamble in lonely corners.
The fresh cool night breeze
Dirty grey old rags
on tree tops and ceilings,
numb and lifeless,
Ogbuagu (Dedicated To Professor Frank Onukwuli, Ochubalu Enyi Zogbue Agu N'Okodu)
I was chasing a small elephant,
Big as it was, yet active as an ant,
In Mother Nature's awesome wild.
It was fast, yet sublime and mild.