conscience is an open wound
too fragile they can break up with the truth one day.
stay focused on the truth
and true love will find you.
be sincere to yourself without reserve
and your emotion will have no other master
fight on even as you persevere
and you’ll become a grand commander.
take solace in wise counsel
pursue peace without prejudice
and speak the truth without remorse
then shall your heart beat be free of evil
and your conscience becomes clear as a gently flowing stream
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. His poems was also listed in the Anthology, Libations for Nigeria. 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