olawale famodun

Freshman - 722 Points (Lagos Island)

Conga - Poem by olawale famodun

I have been to
The Katanga, to
View the spirit of Lualaba.
I would rise
Before the sun
And go down
Before the moon.
I would flow into my folks
And my healing
Would be complete
Before the sun
Completes its own revolution.
He won't make me
Feel confounded
Once I have astounded him
He will flee his field
Leave his hut behind
Depart from his destiny
Desert his wife and family
Flowing with me
When into his destruction
Lualaba would lead me,
Widely and northerly,
To the haven of glory.

Topic(s) of this poem: spirituality

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The spirituality of African Rivers to the rhythms of the conga drum in wading off and attacking spirit enemies. Katanga is a province in Democratic Republic of Congo, while Lualaba is the powerful headstream of the Great Congo River.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 15, 2016



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