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Lost Jewel

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Lost Jewel

The cream of the land has been 
slain 
And the jewels flushed in the 
drain

Tell it not in Abeokuta 
Neither publish it in Uromi 
Lest the Ancestors hear 
and be dumb 
Lest the claws of horror glean in 
their tomb.

Listen,   you cursed bed of 
Andalusia! 
Let there be no gem nor laces 
Be found draped further upon you.
For upon you the 
jewel was lost. 

You little wood of Lissa,
 listen! 
For being an accomplice to this
 sin.
You have served a million invitation 
hence, 
To multitude of feet that shall 
trudge upon your 
silence. 


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  1. Date: 4/16/2013 5:21:00 PM
    Felix :-), Stopping by to wish you a nice warm welcome to the Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best in your writings. I hope you find this community one of the best here on the net. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets, and myself? If you ever want or need feedback on any given poem, please feel free and look me up by clicking on my name anytime you see it.. Luv~*~SKAT