Because of Biafra- a poem by Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

BECAUSE OF BIAFRA.
By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Special to USAfricaonline.com,  MandelaAchebeChido.comCLASSmagazine, the USAfrica-powered e-groups of IgboEvents, and UNNalumni

 

We fought the world,

A world that disinherits

Stock damned as original sin

Because of the war on Aburi

We stand sentenced

To pound murky nooks

And hoary chambers

From the gorge of ancestry

In the brood of blood

To the graveyard of the deities,

Shovelling away grains

Gathered with rakes,

Draining source and course

Like spring in retreat,

Upon the drift of dons and dunces

In the solicitous gush

Toward the seraphs of sunset,

Bodying serpentine margins

Of the gulf within

The champion desert

As wasteland works homeland

Baked like scorched earth

By the whiteness of flight

And the blackness of blight.

•Uzoatu, an award winning poet, writer and journalist, is based in Nigeria –from where he contributes commentaries and matters  to USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston.

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