Ingibo Benson

Rookie (6th november,1993 / Nigeria)

My Song Of Painful Plea - Poem by Ingibo Benson

Suddenly, wild flames thud out
Of our little kerosene lamp
Mocking flames danced on me
With expertise. their hungry mouths
Ate my perfumed flesh in glee
My manful cries went heaven high
That aunt Priscilla came running wild
That Wednesday night of 10th November
Began my song of painful plea

Goat burnt skin as soft plum peeled
Sneering scissors thrust stubborn gauze and
Red rain rush quickly out, then
When on it iodine oil is released
Tormenting pains my body feel it's when
I begin, my songs of painful plea

My mouth tore in anguished laughter
Myself been prisoner of frustrating pains
When my eyes beheld my white hands
And my skin embellished with ugly scars
My soul could not but raise that song
My song of painful plea

My song of painful plea
Echoes loud across the sky
For my heart made fragments
Of peaceful past, and a
Library of scars in each tiny half
My heart will take no more,
For I've done no wrong
Let happiness be a distant dream
To them who adulterated our kerosene.

My song of painful plea


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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 13, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 14, 2011


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