THE SOJOURNER’S ORDEAL
I wish I could come again With gigantic wings And not on the wooden stone sit Then songs of peace my lips would kiss I wish I could come again To meet this gory milieu monster- brothers free... Let my Melody heal your bones... And make you smile at your home... I wish I could come again To let you visualize my pains... From the shackles of this ghetto This body embarked on a journey I wish I could come again To tell tales of the prophetic doom Make you see the eternity hidden For tales hidden are more than mortals... I wish I could come again To take you with me away from pains And you shall smile with me... Your eternity then your soul wins... I wish I could come again. Like a bird or a flower To be with you in the hour When silence reigns supreme I wish I could come again...
He came dancing again Gifting those who live pains And those who left show silent faces Dancing with reckless abandon With protruding poisoned lips Kissing one another at will... He is beautiful and magical... It is the rain and sun... Hovering over roofs... We wail when he dances... Displaying his anus... And a billion buckets of tears flow... He dances uninvited at will. I will not wail when he dances on my bed I Will simply join the dance.
Arisno Nwankwo Isaiah O. is a Nigerian writer and student of English and Literary Studies at Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi State. Born in Yahe, Cross Rivers State, to parents from the Ekka Community of Ezza North LGA, Ebonyi State, Arisno is passionate about music, agriculture and poetry. He is currently developing his skills toward becoming a better writer.