HAVE YOU SEEN MY UNCLE
Have you seen my uncle?
Uncle Okadigbo, huge, tall, and yellow
Skinned like a riped mango with enough water and air.
He was among those abducted by the terrorist
Into the wild forest of sin to destroy.
I heard They raped the men and the little
Girls Taken were left unclean
Their freedom seized, hunger were their friend.
They have even sold most of the beautiful girls
To a foreign land, some impregnated.
Is my Uncle among those they killed?
Is he among those they sold in foreign Land?
Is he beaten to death ? tell me.
He once told me that he wanted to go and rescue
Some children in the forest before he was kidnapped.
I heard some foreigners had promised to assist us
How sure is it?
Hope nothing happens to that handsome man of focus
Who once carried me on his broad shoulder
We went hunting lions and elephants
With passion and drive so rare to find among the blacks.
We roasted yam and fresh fish behind the Nghene stream
NOw he is no where to be found.
The country needs his intelligence
Drive to eliminate evil in the neighbour hood.
I need his wisdom, the family needs him more than any thing now
May the wind bring him back in good health
May the oceans and seas fight for his freedom
Let the abductors know that he had people
Who could stand for him in his tribulation.
Copyright © john chizoba vincent | Year Posted 2014
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