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TOO LATE TO PLEAD

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TOO LATE TO PLEAD

         
TOO LATE TO PLEAD

( event to  Republic of Biafra)
 
Long time ago, all the way
From northern Nigeria, a lorry 
Load of a thousand headless 
Corpses arrived at“Obodo Ajana
village square”. In that instance,
The earth shivered, shrunk, 
Sobbed, wept and closed her eyes. 
 To see none of the Inhumanity.
 It was as if rain hid in the
Clouds and refused to train.  
No! It was as if the sun was 
In romance with the moon.
 An eclipse? No! Mother 
Earth weeping for her children,
And refused Consolation… 
More appalling was a heap
Of a woman cut in her travail. 

 We felt really bruised.
 Bruised though we were,  
The Victims were buried.  
 Its Mission fulfilled, the lorry
 Got stuck at the village square.
 No child ever toyed with it.
 It’s inscription “Heavens Gate”
Gradually faded to time and weather,
 Leaving a scare that neither rain nor
Sun could erase. Of its Painting
 The village Catechist condemned,
 “Everyman had been judged before
Arrival. Too late to plead,
Too late to pray 
And too crooked to say 
“NIGERIA PRAYS”
 Somewhere at Aburi, Ghana,
 Reason failed.
 Brothers in brute
Passion matched to war.
The rest was history.
     
           
AKUDOLU IGNATIUS. 
akudoluignatius@gmail.com    

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  1. Date: 4/4/2013 5:38:00 AM

    Documentry poem /Narrarative poem is one of my favorite kind of write enjoy your piece one love annie

    Lander Avatar Annie Lander Date: 4/4/2013 5:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Documentary_mode
  1. Date: 1/27/2013 9:19:00 PM

    Very touching my friend. Everyone has big and small trials they think they carry alone, but people all over the world are holding each other up with the same pain knowing shared it can be endured. It's never too late to pray, God has delivered me from unbelievable things. Better dreams ahead for you and yours.

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 5:15:00 PM

    Welcome to Poetry Soup if you need any help just ask. Light & Love