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Roasted Faraway, for Pius Adesanmi

By Izunna Okafor Beyond the shrubs of Sahara  Lifted a munt of brainy bond  Over the Mississippi of Ethiopia Lofted a penner with his hunky thoughts Across the bridge of a foreign land Hovered a book of beautiful pages Tightly enclaved yet as an Ireland In a skull rounded in the clime of golden edges Off the coast of Addis Ababa Tears rang bell aloud Beholding a star being staggered In a nimbus of a faraway land  A heroic pen was raptly melted As the book of many pages shattered across the ocean A nation's pride has become ashes Making a wave in the hist of the deadly world Oh! he was roasted faraway Faraway his father land Amidst tears in the eyes his nation A great gem was ruefully tossed The ashes of his fecund head The cranes of his creative fingers  The cremains of his eagle eyes  Now pose lifeless in a foreign land He's gone A hero is gone Roasted in a faraway land Oh! He's gone forever. © Izunna Okafor, 2019.

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