Tuesday, April 25, 2017

USA Africa Dialogue Series - Re: Fragments Of Poetic Thoughts (50) By Chidi Anthony Opara


The Quran al Karim says, "It is the devil who only frightens his friends but fear them not, and fear Me..." ( Quran 3:175 and Quran 5: 44 ). They can only bark. So don't permit them to intimidate you or - God forbid - cower you into silence.

It's true that they savour the stories of the hack writers they pay to tell "stories" and they dance to the music of the praise singers. Isn't that why they pay them to sing?

As to the poetic and satirical punches, they may "parry" or send their special constabulary to "carry" the offender to "The Dead Poets Society" and from that judgement there is no partiality and no appeal. So. my man, choose your words, care-fully.

I hope that in the mean time Nnamdi Kanu is doing one of the three or four, wherever he happens to be now. Brer Soyinka did it (The Man Died) so did Bro Ngugi Wa Thiong'o (DETAINED - A writer's prison diary).

Also worth taking a look at :

Montagu Slater : The Trial of Jomo Kenyatta

The Testimony of Steve Biko


Have a nice day.

I stop here

On Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:20:03 UTC+2, chidi opara reports wrote:

The stories of story tellers 
The kings savour.

The renditions of songsters 
The kings relish. 

The punches of poets 
The kings parry.

(Poem presented as social service, all rights reserved)

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