olasunkanmi igbalajobi

A Red Letter Day - Poem by olasunkanmi igbalajobi

It was a sad day
a day darker than the dead of a night
a day of confusion
feet denied the adorning protection
what was meant for the feet became the burden of the hand
it was a race were baton can't be changed
the vulture having it's day
the pullet denied shelter
it was the survival of the fittest
souls crying to be saved
aftermath of death and agony
indelible it stuck on the walls
like wild gum on tree trunks
negligent of the kinsmen.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 30, 2005

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