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Living Wounds by Udekwe, Chikadibia Johnmary, Jeomen

"LIVING WOUNDS"
.
Come to May
Live with us in July
Fight with herdsmen like child's play
Our able bodied men fight to finish
To secure fatherland but two of five bare lie.
.
Evil they've done us
We welcome their cattle,
Thorns to our flesh.
We welcome their meat,
Since then, morning we die
Living wounds are like laughter, so surplus.
.
At twilight their bloody knock came,
Troubled brother we thought,
They came in,
Saw us lying bare
Our bones were conquered,
Leaving us many living wounds.
.
We would've ne'er wished to:
Sending their cattle away.
We would've ne'er wished so!
As our crowns owed them debt,
Indeed, pounds of flesh,
And our land befriended them with sweet graze.
.
When we cry for justice,
Sceptres would say, we are day-dreaming,
To this effect brother listening
We will wake up on grazing bill.
Madness right?
It is no madness at all!
.
Later in the evening, after the fresh flow of red waters;
From our able-bodied youths,
Later, after devouring our flowers and,
Deflowering them all,
Later in the last belated late evening after rainfall,
Of annihilation and decapitation...
.
They would love us to confide in them that woefully failed,
Giving us token, yes! for the maim meted;
That is sleeping and snoring inside our bone marrows.
Oh! Offspring, sight well the herdsmen, ne'er befriend them;
They left in us deep living wounds.
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Written by;
Udekwe, Chikadibia Johnmary.
©Jeomen
All Rights Reserved
®4/2/2017

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