Cycles and circles

By Noel Ihebuzor

 

The tragedy of a journey on a hunch back road,

slippery, muddy filled

with slime and grime

tired limbs trudging round

in unending cycles and circles,

on this sterile,  empty, barren highway

smeared generous with a coating

slippery,  of thick  okro sauce,

now souring

 

Truth does not walk this road any more

lies lie in wait for the unwary,

from all four winds and corners

fetid fumes and foams

frothing from ogbono coated tongues

hollow throats, mirroring hollowed consciences,

deformed by elephantiasis of the soul

 

the festering cancer enlarges

feeding off a bottomless greed

that has gripped the strong breed

ripped their souls grim

with the grim reaper’s blade

moral paralysis now spawns

new barren creeds of

chop comot make we chop

on a betrayed people,

trapped in endless cycles and circles

 

 

IDPS RDC-est

 

Mbandaka 2009

 

 

 

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4 Responses to “Cycles and circles”


  1. 1 Patricia Chenayi Nyandoro April 7, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    i see my face
    there, there,and on over there
    traped
    i want to get out
    start anew
    free

  2. 3 Patricia Chenayi Nyandoro April 10, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    It’s painful seeing such pictures!
    All we have is hope
    Hope for change
    For for better life for our people


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