Redemption Poem by SylvaOnyema Uba

Redemption

Rating: 3.7


Like an avalanche of rock
Sliding from the mountain
They trouped out
Men, women and children

Blowing the trumpet
The tall iroko tree
Wave their hands
Wind blew
Water fall like apple
On the abattoir of fate

Where are the men in 'agbada? '
Where are the men in 'suit? '
O! why do you dress us in khaki?
Where is our 'agbada' and 'suit? '

Do you want to know
The khaki refused to tearr

Redemption
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: political
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
The problem of political instability is drawn out here as seen in the constant military intervention into politics through coup.The poet uses 'Agbada' to represent the civilians and 'khaki' to represent the military.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sylvaonyema Uba 09 April 2018

Where are the men in agbada?

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Sylvaonyema Uba 27 February 2017

Thanks Edward for reading and commenting.

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Edward Kofi Louis 26 February 2017

Tall iroko tree! ! Thanks for sharing.

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Sylvaonyema Uba 21 December 2016

...the khaki refused to tear Thiis shows that the mlitary refused to hand over power t civiliians by engaging in constant coup

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