Monday, June 12, 2017

USA Africa Dialogue Series - Re: Poetic Thoughts

Everything is broken


Our moderator said that people are free to create their own mythologies but did caution about insulting others. True, Freud did say that "The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization." In polite society, this ought not be taken as justification of the dozens

This time you're not going to get away with some cheap poetic provocations

If our Chief had been Igbo and not Yoruba

you would have been composing requiem masses, dirges , elegies, litanies, lamentations and it may be that Baby Obi what's-his-name would have been re-fabricating history - martyrdom glory - holding hands and justifiably weeping in unison with Baba Kadiri....

A man is democratically elected President of Nigeria on the 12 June 1993 presidential elections

and you throw him in jail, which is where he languishes and dies on 7 July 1998.

Only Lucifer and his tribesmen could think that this is acceptable.

Hollow history?

Let's take it chronologically

"you know our forefathers were slaves
Let us hope they've found mercy in their bone-filled graves" (Precious Angel)

Wake up and live , "giving oxygen to the dead" Schalom Haddad said

We're talking about Chief M.K.O. Abiola

Read on :

Spontaneously, from me to thee:

And this is not meant to rime like your Jive ass nigger.

What's in a name?

Somebody asked.

What's in date ?

Hollow history?

What say ye, The Hollow Men

and its most famous last lines - the end of history

and man kind...

Everybody has read this poem

September 1, 1939 by W. H. Auden

First September 1939 - the day

the second world

war started

my dear wife Ebba

was born approximately two weeks later...

the skin heads used to be extra fiery - April 20th

" April is the cruellest month" the other bard said in " The Wasteland"

April 20th - Hitler's birth day

and everybody knows about Good Friday...

So let's talk history - the significance of dates on the earth stage

this is not the time to talk nonsense and say it's something

(and N.B. Herodotus had no Ph.D.

nor did Peter, St. Paul or Mother Mary)

Take Good Friday for example

or the celebration of the Nativity -

that particular constellation of stars standing still

over the cow shed in Bethlehem, the birthplace of your Jewish Brother Baby Jesus

Yesu Christu

On Monday, 12 June 2017 11:45:02 UTC+2, Chidi Anthony Opara wrote:
You hoodwink with hollow history,
You make the merchant Martyr.
You make myth of June12th, 1993,
A day nothing spectacular happened.

(c) Chidi Anthony Opara



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