Christian Tobechukwu Okafor

Rookie - 70 Points (September 4,1987 / Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria.)

The Truth! - Poem by Christian Tobechukwu Okafor

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.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

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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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 22, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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