When poetry flows like the rivers of rukwa
Who would not respect the presence of CHINUA
Written in the 1960’s late
History still repeats on till date
For what purpose was it written?
To struggle and get praise
Is like owning a yard of maize
To rule and defeat
Is to be like Alexander The Great
To be strong and brave
Is the lion’s roar
To be weak and nervous
Is a mockry of bravery
Did Okonkwo do wrong?
To defend the brave
Is like our body in need of a heart
To embrace the stranger
Is a call to danger
Past and present is an irony
Corruption is still here, blind
Fed through the lion’s mind
His throne is cunny
We need much ado
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