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TELL THEM by Omotayo Awoyemi

Tell them we can see them;
The house of bones they live in,
The sweats that flush their gutters,
The sweats of our fathers and mothers, and
The blood of our brothers on their lintels,
That bought ’em passover from their trade;
Trade of death.
Tell them we’re louder;
We’re louder in anger than Abel,
We’re the chi inside Karma and nemesis.
We’ll crouch and let ’em strum our mane,
We’ll tolerate their gall but for a while, till
We handle the Trident of Poseidon, then,
We’ll cause earth to quake beneath them.

 

Author: Omotayo Awoyemi

Omotayo Awoyemi is a Nigerian word weaver with global vision, a medical student at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He was living solely in his ‘world of science’ until sometimes in 2012, when he bumped accidentally into poetry. Since then, poetry kept welling up in him like an uncontrollable chain of nuclear reaction. The future is clear to him as he is set out to earn a Nobel prize for literature, not minding his science oriented background and health-based life.

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