Eche Ononukwe Poems
From The Dark Aged Continent
A people comes hurrily
from the dark aged continent,
emerging as the world super-power
in no distant time.
A people once a colony
of one European species;
a people once oppress’d,
and culture down-turn’d by the bleach’d culture.
Here comes the people of tough black skin,
conquering peoples upon peoples
to rule the whole world with
their own refin’d science and arts:
a people of one soul, one way, one mind.
The Fringe Of Our Land
Long, long ago
when, they say, we liv’d in huts,
in peace and in plenty we dwelt;
then came those ov’r-ripp’d pawpaws;
sermons, they preach’d