Christian Tobechukwu Okafor

Rookie - 40 Points (September 4,1987 / Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria.)

The Truth!

To you I hoisted all ear
But to you they hardened hearts
Why mere tales of you they wear
Because you threaded their parts?

You I spat out with no count
But you the self-made teachers
Heed not; yet claim your preachers
For on them now you have mount.

Brow-raising on them you fly
Crowning their face with no smile
While a mile I stand and smile;
Sheepy wolves merit no life.

They on me cruelly march and smash
While the rude cause for their rude smash
Has now crooked their knife edges
Last time I turned the news pages

Oh, can it be undone?
I quiz in great wonder
For so long I so mourn
But they shall weep longer.

Submitted: Monday, October 22, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Inspired by my childhood event whereby some people who were supposed to lead us on the right path were the ones whom the sword of truth found grossly wanting.

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