Chukuemeka Akpe

Rookie (January 02,1962 / Lagos, Nigeria)

I Fear…

Poem by Chukuemeka Akpe

A dome of dark, gloomy clouds caps this landscape.
But, not for rain.
A cacophony of thunderous applause shakes the land.
But, not for rain.
A frenzy of flashes hurries the folks to bolt their doors.
But, not for rain.
I fear…
The omen.
I fear
The feigned repentance of shepherds has herded the flock astray.
I fear
The gavel of judgment is now resounding for a rebellious nation.
I fear
The time has arrived to harvest the fruits of the seeds of injustice.
I fear
The goblets of kings are brimming with sour wine of indignation.
I fear
The whetted swords of punishment demarcated the soil for justice.
I fear
The deluge of the cries of lamentation drowning a hapless people.
I fear...
The omen.














Chukuemeka Akpe
September 2006©


Comments about I Fear… by Chukuemeka Akpe

  • Ashraful MusaddeqAshraful Musaddeq (10/8/2008 11:58:00 AM)

    A nice poem. I love the first six lines most.(Report)Reply

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  • Nina Joseph (9/26/2006 8:19:00 AM)

    a great picture of reality is potrayed here, and deep in it there's truth which is really supposed to be feared.I like the talented flow, nice!(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 23, 2010