NIGHT WITH NO STARS

Agony dawning in his eyes Silence rivalled the absence of light Darkness crowded his room As he slunk back into the dark Regretting the lost warmth of his parents Who died of starvation Hunger leaning across his bowel A garbled moan arose in his throat Mingling with the pace of his breath His empty stomach… Continue reading NIGHT WITH NO STARS

HUNGER (a poetic farce by Uchechukwu Ekwurekwu Obiakor)

See, he lies in wait: To strike for victory, To make little children cry And old men grumble like pigs. He torments Without mercy And makes the talkative Mute. Anger makes up his entourage Smiling faces change And bellies rumble like thunder; Bodies never remain same But his weapon of belle destruction Can’t stand the… Continue reading HUNGER (a poetic farce by Uchechukwu Ekwurekwu Obiakor)