Tuesday, March 14, 2017

USA Africa Dialogue Series - Reverie (Poem)

By Chidi Anthony Opara 

I enjoyed the allure of Orlu. 
The trees retreated, 
The landscape receded
As the roadcraft sped toward Uruala. 

In the reverie, 
I celebrated 
The ressurection of Biafra with my ancestors. 
I swam 
With the godess of Njaba river,
Ogling her bosom
And the bush of her pubic. 

The gutural voices 
Of Akokwa masqurades 
Roused me from the reverie. 
I will be in the embrace of Ugah.

As I bid bye
To the natives at orie-Ugah, 
The gods of Ekwuluobia 
Awaited me with arms

My mind
Travelled ahead to Awka,
To mingle 
With the blacksmiths of Awka. 

(Poem presented as social service, all rights reserved) 


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