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For Chinua Achebe

The gods have eaten your cake
But we still have it
Some with dirty hands
Stalking your pages
And others virgin hands 
Talking your pages
With seething hope

Above you a shrine, a wreath of letters.
The father of stories
Where children never sleep
The auditorium where curtains never fall
The age mate of gems

The gods have eaten your cake
But we still have it

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  1. Date: 5/25/2015 10:17:00 PM
    Peter, love the poem. Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day filled with warmth, pride, and togetherness. love **SKAT**"

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 5:34:00 AM
    Amalinze the cat... thank you for your tribute to a legend.

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 12:10:00 AM
    A tribute to literature icon, we'll live to remember him! What a great poem to share...Peter.

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 7:12:00 AM
    Peter I enjoyed your words,great write

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 4:10:00 AM
    I read "Things Fall Apart" many years ago. Truly a giant of literature that will be missed. Thank you for this poem. Namaste. Rick