Friday, January 05, 2007

And then darkness...

AND THEN DARKNESS...


'Twas a hushed tale
Of a commonwealth flowing home
We've gone to stake a claim
A search for light before dusk was due

On an empty stomach rumbling with greed
We came; with diverse vessels
Seeking a path through our poverty
A fare for a seasonal ritual

In the grassland; a carcassland
Of torn engines and the living dead
Our fate hung on a light
Around this tempting pool of darkness

Our eyes had sought the Rocks light
Hoping it will make us light
From the yolk of a penuric existence
It came though; with it a scorching comfort

And it came, a light came
Through nowhere, like a spirit
And it dawned on us
That dawn's come, then 'twas darkness again


Endi
Port Harcourt
January
2007

For those that lost their lives (and those that will lose their lives) in pipepline fires.

5 comments:

Anthony Arojojoye said...

What a sad incident.

Happy new year though.

Jaycee said...

deep...

writerwoman said...

The third stanza is my favorite. It paints a picture in my mind.

Thank you for linking to me.

Have a wonderful day,

Sara

Endi said...

Thank y'all!

salman said...

lot of thanks
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