john chizoba vincent
Once Upon He-Goat And Man - Poem by john chizoba vincent
Why do you always put rope around my neck?
Allow me to be free like other animals here,
I want to be like the fowl that roam about without
Any rope tie around its neck and legs.
I want to be like the dogs that keep watch over you,
I want to look like the pussy cat that is free like the flowers in the field, I know I shall die someday but
This freedom I seek to be like others.
Does my stupidity surpass others in the kingdom?
Does my aroma makes me a captive of men?
Free me a little and much shall I serve you,
The cud in my mouth; you caused to be so,
The black strips on my back you caused,
And later you feast on me during festivals.
What is life anyway to my kind that we die any how?
I won't be blame for your plight Mr Goat.
Man was given the authority to kill and eat,
You are foolish and stupid and we can't manage you,
I kept my yam yesterday and you ate it without even
Seeking my permission, what do you think I will do?
I have to tie you and make you stay here because, men only realise how much freedom worth when they are been camp in one corner of the house.
Listen, listen and listen Mr Goat, until you change;
Men will keep treating you like this.
Many animals wash their body during creation day but you failed to wash yours because of stupidity.
Many animals received wisdom from the maker on the day of creation but you requested for grasses rather than wisdom, that is why you are foolish.
The change has to be inbuilt, Mr Goat.
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