The Death Odd Poem by Mfonobong Ituen

The Death Odd

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This odd we both take
The deal we both signed
Away with the dead seal
Matching through the ghost land

Assurance we gave back home
For safety guarantee
Giving failed hopes as none seems to believe
With eyes red comes the paling smile
One to say "please don't go"
Further we pressed on

On the front line
Right in the barrack
When they attack
We take lead to get it seal
For it all we signed for
Even with this godforsaken life

Up the mask we take on the onward match
Smoke of our deceased Victors keep visiting
Rumbling through the furnace
Piercing our bones with same fate dance
Off the mind boggling I take up faith for a shield

We came for good
To fight the good fight
There it all began
The 'hide and seek game
Here you lie not the same

I feel fire burning through my veins now
Aghast I gazed
In this body I stared still dazed
Just when the warbler sings the 'Victory song'
I see 'you have been in the wars'
At the get set ready death you go

_Ituen Mfonobong

The Death Odd
Friday, June 19, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: war memories
Jazib Kamalvi 19 June 2020

Write comment. Such a nice poem, M. I. Read my poem, Love and Iust. Thanks

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Mfonobong Ituen

Mfonobong Ituen

St Luke's hospital, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
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