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What a World, for Chinua Achebe

What a World! By Izunna Okafor Tears roll down my cheeks Beholding the palm tree I tapped From his knowledge of blue ink With a bow, lofting off a huge gap What a World ! Our intellectuals have all died And the vase of wisdom dried up The siege of our dear unbounded hist Dusked and whisked away in a rueful tomb. What a World ! In silence has the nature laid hold Of the man I cherish so bold Parting him behind our physical ears And boiling us in the pot of rueful tears What a World ! The wave blew aloud like a ruse Kidnapping attentions as a tale Only to jail some minds in her rue Blinking as sorrows in the eyes of men What a world ! We never expected an untimely departure But that has reposed our penner in a mellow For the time of men is tied to the nature And our tears for the dead a show of sorrow What a world! The death has struck deep down our marrow And incarcerated us to the jail of sorrow We wail not that he was not old But beside us lies an empty hole Who then will satisfy our thirsty souls What a World! About the Poet: Izunna Okafor is a Nigeria novelist, poet, journalist, essayist, publicist, administrator and an Igbo Language Activist who hails from Ebenator in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State. He writes both in Igbo and English Languages, and has published enormously in both. Izunna, a graduate of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, is a recipient of over twenty literary awards, and has five published books to his credit, in addition to his online publications, which cut across Journalism and Creative Writing. Contact Details: Phone Number: 08163938811 E-mail:

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