Chukuemeka Akpe

Rookie (January 02,1962 / Lagos, Nigeria)

Omolara (From Heaven To Earth) - Poem by Chukuemeka Akpe

Ominous clouds
sent the sun into hiding

Making the day
seem like night.

Out of the sky
flashes descended

Lighting up
the earth.

Amidst heavenly claps,
trees bowed in reverence.

Rent, celestial curtains
let out long needles.

All that was laid bare stung,
To quench the thirst of mother earth.

Chukumeka Akpe
January 2004©

Comments about Omolara (From Heaven To Earth) by Chukuemeka Akpe

  • Joe Breunig (6/6/2006 11:41:00 AM)

    Nice and concise write; well done. (Report) Reply

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