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FORGET ME NOT by Maxwell Onyemaechi Opia-Enwemuche

They say my story is more of folklore,
But thinking close is breathtaking.
My heart still bleeds as I nurse my emotional sore
Memories of my dying brothers while fighting
A just cause we sort to be relevant,
But harbingers of secession fought against us.
Going against us to make our cause irrelevant
as they killed scores just as they starved us.

Forget me not I say this day
Write my story on tablets for the world to see
Sing my victory song every day
To that man and woman who shed tears like the sea.
Forget me not I say this day
Write my story on tablets for the world to see
Sing my victory song every day
To that man and woman who shed tears like the sea.

Gory sights I beheld like pure water sachet
With human lives taken as common like biscuits.
Barefooted they walked miles with grudges never to bury the hatchet.
Barren and battered they lost most of their kits…

Forge me not when you hear my story
Speak peace everywhere you find yourself
Join hands and let’s reunite history to tell a better story.
I see you as my brother, but do you believe in yourself?

Forget me not
Think positive and not of naught
Speak positive words to lift and not to cause wrath
Though different, the vegetable and the water speak peace in the pot.
Forget me not
I say forget me not.

FORGET ME NOT by Maxwell Onyemaechi Opia-Enwemuche

FORGET ME NOT by Maxwell Onyemaechi Opia-Enwemuche

Author: Maxwell Onyemaechi Opia-Enwemuche

Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi is a master storyteller, a poet and a novelist who loves adventure, culture and uphold God. His poem, The gods are Angry was listed in the anthology, Footmarks: Poems on One Hundred Years of Nigeria’s Nationhood. He has written a full-length novel, The Oracle of Isieke which is available on Okadabooks through the link. http://okadabooks.com/book/about/the_oracle_of_isieke/13500 . He is a recipient of the maiden edition prize of Festival Poetry Calabar held annually in Calabar. He is currently working on a collection of stories. Catch a glimpse of his poetry, short stories and opinion on https://maxxzymusdapoetblog.wordpresss.com

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