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A rested Relic

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A rested Relic

Where are you hiding?
My sweet ageless malice
 Seasonal in your incarnating
From deep within mothers chalice

You who came drinking dry
Mamas love, patience and hope
Keeping long vigils sighing into dark sky
At dawns cock crow our joy elopes

You bore the tale of myriad scars
Our offering of ash, yams, oil and goats
Charm not your feet from following the stars
Upon tear drenched mound you merrily gloat

Were you bond to severe family bonds
Making mockery of old sacred libations
Early morn your broken amulets are found
Another wail greets the day in sad repetition

Suddenly we are aroused by silence
Our sleepy eyes have seen your last
Our labored prayers and tears in your absence
Holds you fast in the quicksand’s of our past

Rest our newborn child, Obiaraije rest
Sleep our bundle of joy and hope at its best


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