Shouldn't the right thing be done
No matter whose ox is gored?
Can I take this bull by the horn
And not get mauled?
How will I let this be
And endure the knowledge of it?
Won't I drown in regret's sea
Inprisoned for life by guilt?
Won't it be a pity
To embrace fear?
Why will I be a coward?
And back down
When men are scared
Of truth's reputation?
*Ogbara nkiti, okweghi ekwe? -Igbo proverb meaning 'Is silence not consent?'
Copyright © Alozor Michael Ikechukwu | Year Posted 2013
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