Emenike Ikolodo


Falcons In The City - Poem by Emenike Ikolodo

Above towers and traffic, falcons rule the urban sky
Mid-air a pair kiss deftly, one stoops the other soars high
And in jealous awe of this celestial sight
I sigh and see our aspiring spirits alike
Wandering bird, alien arrival from colonies to cities
Preying, praying for every opportunity
Residing on rooftops and high-rise buildings
Unfazed by a thousand glass eyes and glass ceilings
Warm air brought our winged ships to these heights
With a wing and a prayer we will survive
While your blue speckled feathers proudly shine bright
My sickle shaped shadow hides in the night
Bird, fly me over land, oceans and seas
Fly me back home to freedom and peace

Topic(s) of this poem: africa, alienation, homesick, refugee

Form: Sonnet


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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 19, 2017

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 21, 2017


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